The State Column 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul bested former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by six percentage points in the latest Mitchell/Rosetta Stone poll of likely voters in the Michigan Republican primary. Mr. Paul pulled in 11 percentage points and Mr. Gingrich garnered five percentage points.
Both Mr. Paul and Mr. Gingrich were defeated by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Mr. Santorum won the Michigan poll with 34 percent of the votes. Mr. Romney earned 25 percent of the votes.
The latest Mitchell/Rosetta Stone poll of likely voters in the Michigan Republican primary reveals a lot about the status quo of the Republican race in the Great Lakes State. While Mr. Santorum has surged 19 percentage points into first place since Mitchell/Rosetta Stone conducted a poll in the Great Lakes State last Tuesday, Mr. Gingrich has fallen 11 percentage points into fourth place. Although Mr. Paul has lost four percentage points since last Tuesday, the Texas congressman has moved into third place in Michigan.
While the Texas Republican is unlikely to catch up to the two front-runners in Michigan, he is a favorite among 18-39 year olds with 33 percent of the votes compared to Mr. Santorum’s 27 percent and Mr. Romney’s 13 percent.
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