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Monday, March 5, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Romney Ahead in Ohio -
as was the case in Michigan, Mitt Romney has come back and now leads Rick Santorum by 3 points (34%-31%) in a Quinnipiac poll conducted March 2-4. Newt Gingrich was at 15% and Rep. Ron Paul at 12%.

In a nationwide poll by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News, Romney leads 38%, Santorum 32%, with Gingrich and Paul at 13%. The Wall Street Journal has more here.

10 GOP primaries, including Ohio, with a total of 412 delegates will be held tomorrow.


Romney Receives Coburn Endorsement -
Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn added his endorsement to Mitt Romney days before super Tuesday. Oklahoma is one of the ten states holding primaries tomorrow. has more here.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), endorsed Romney the day before. Romney is expected to easily win Virginia where only two candidates met the petition threshold to appear on the ballot.


Obama Leads All GOP Candidates -
Obama 50% - Romney 44%, Obama 53% Santorum 39%, Obama 54% Gingrich 37% and Obama 50% Paul 40%. You can read more here.


Obama Meets Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu Today -
one day after the President gave a strong speech in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). President Obama urged the need to allow more time to allow sanctions to work on Iran, but stressed he was not bluffing when he says the United states will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. The Washington Post has more here.


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