Gallup: Santorum cuts into Romney’s lead nationally

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Santorum’s resurgence was helped in part by two primary victories in the Deep South on March 13. Romney seemed poised to post a victory in either Mississippi or Alabama, and his campaign raised expectations leading up to the contests, but the former Massachusetts governor finished third in both.

None of the candidates have been able to crack the 40 percent mark in Gallup’s national polling this year. Romney hit 38 percent while opening up his big lead in early March, but has since gravitated back towards Santorum.

It’s the fifth time this primary season that a candidate has registered in the upper 30s, only to fall back off those highs. 

The latest state polling data suggests that Romney is headed for a big victory in Illinois on Tuesday, while Santorum leads the most recent polls in Louisiana, where primary voters will cast ballots on Saturday.

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