Romney leads in Iowa polls while Paul and Santorum are lagging by a few points
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Romney leads in Iowa polls while Paul and Santorum are lagging by a few points

California City : CA : USA | Jan 01, 2012 at 9:31 AM PST
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Des Moines Register poll results have positioned the former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney at the top with 24 percent votes and Ron Paul was just behind him with 22 percent votes. At the third position was Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania Senator with 15 percent of the votes casted in his favor.

The three leading in the recent polls have been able to gain more popularity as compared to the previous polls. Romney was at 16 percent, Paul at 18 percent and Santorum at 6 percent in the earlier polls in December. Most significant improvement has been for Santorum who is now focused on his campaigns to get the lead. He is being supported by the evangelical Christians in the state.

“I think we are the candidate that conservatives are starting to rally around and that I think is pretty clear from the poll that we are in the campaign with momentum and conservatives want to stop Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum is the train that is right at his heels,” Mr. Santorum said.

All three of them will set their campaigns more actively as the competition is tough and they will have to engage the voters to support them. “The people who are complaining are the ones who are way down in the polls, so they don’t have a whole lot of credibility about my electability. Nobody can prove anything until we have a real election,” Ron Paul said about the criticism on his campaigns.

Santorum has extensively campaigned in the state and his recent movement to the top has shown the rise in his popularity. He has organized above three hundred events during his campaign all over the state. He is optimistic to achieve the leading position. “We are the one who has the best chance to pick up and finish maybe even head of Mitt Romney. We still have a ways to go, but we are the one on the move and that’s pretty exciting,” Mr. Santorum said.

Newt Gingrich has lost his position from 25 percent to 12 percent over the whole month. The results of the polls have been different every time in the previous months and a new leader was seen each time. There is no consistency in the popularity of any one candidate and the final elections will now make it clear who wins the nomination from Republican as a presidential candidate.

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sarah1 is based in California, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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