POLLS:: National Poll Shows Romney With Big Lead Over Santorum – Fox News

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POLLS:: National Poll Shows Romney With Big Lead Over Santorum – Fox News

WASHINGTON –  A new national poll shows Mitt Romney increasing his lead to 11 percentage points over top challenger Rick Santorum as the Republican presidential campaign intensified ahead of Super Tuesday’s crucial votes in 10 states.

The two men are in a bitter, longer-than-expected fight for the nomination to challenge President Obama in November.

The latest Gallup tracking poll showed Romney — boosted by an outright win this week in Arizona and a slim win in his home state of Michigan — with 35 percent support, to 24 percent for Santorum. The Gallup survey represents a daily snapshot of a candidate’s standing.

But polls show Santorum with a considerable advantage in Ohio, probably the most important state that votes Tuesday. The votes in 10 states will apportion a total of 419 delegates to the party national convention in August. The Republican nominee must accumulate at least 1,144 delegates to win the nomination.

Romney now leads with 168 delegates, followed by Santorum with 86. Former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich has 32 delegates, and libertarian Rep. Ron Paul has 19.

Obama, meanwhile, has been focusing on energy policy as U.S. gasoline prices have hit a record high for this time of year. Some forecasters predict prices could climb to $5 a gallon.

That would produce a significant drag on the U.S. economy, which has recently showed signs of a sustained recovery.

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