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New St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio Poll Keeps Romney on Top

The Republican presidential primary election is Tuesday, and a poll out today has Mitt Romney ahead of Rick Santorum by five points.

Another poll indicates that if Wisconsin voters cast ballots today, Mitt Romney would come out the winner in the Republican presidential primary.

Using a sample of 403 likely voters, the St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio survey shakes out like this:

  • Mitt Romney: 37%
  • Rick Santorum: 32%
  • Ron Paul: 8%
  • Newt Gingrich: 4%
  • Other: 5%
  • Undecided: 11%
  • Refuse to answer: 2%

Voters were interviewed between March 24 to March 28 and the poll has a +/- 5 percent margin of error.

The St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio poll also asked respondents their top reason(s) for supporting their candidate.

  • Romney - Experience
  • Santorum - Conservative
  • Paul - Best ideas for controlling spending and financial policy
  • Gingrich - Good ideas

Not surprisingly, voters who participated in the survey named jobs and the economy their number one concern. Healthcare and the budget, including the deficit, taxes and spending, round out the top three.

While Santorum led Romney by double digits late last month, March surveys by , and Public Policy Polling all have Romney atop the leaderboard, though his lead has gone from about 13 percent to seven percent and now sits at about five percent.

The newest figures from Public Policy Polling are expected Friday or Saturday.

JW March 30, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Santorum against Obama... Obama wins easily.... Romney at least gives a shot at winning.
Johnny Blade March 30, 2012 at 04:43 PM
WOW .. Ron Paul draws over 5000 people to a madison speech .. and yet the MSM continues to blackball him ... GO Dr Paul .. That is serious change we can believe in .. Freedom and Liberty to All
Heather Asiyanbi March 30, 2012 at 04:47 PM
@Johnny - Had Ron Paul come to SE Wisconsin, we would have covered his appearance. If you want to tell us about how it went, sign up as a Patch blogger by going here: http://mountpleasant.patch.com/blog/apply. We'll have you set up in no time and then you can write about the event, the people who were there, etc.

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