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Santorum Surges in New Polls

The “Santorum surge” is apparently not a fleeting thing. Fresh off his hat trick in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado, the presidential hopeful is neck and neck with Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/WPXI-TV poll says that Santorum has 30 percent, while Romney has 29 percent—though 55 percent say Romney can beat Obama, while only 9 percent say Santorum has it in him to take on the president. In a national Gallup Poll, Santorum has surged to 20 percent support (the same as Newt), though Romney still has 36 percent. Add the hot numbers to Santorum’s attacks on Romney’s “gotcha” politics, and we may have a tight race.