Romney opens double digit lead on Santorum nationwide

Although the polls show Rick Santorum heading for an easy victory today in Louisiana, a national poll just released by Gallup shows Mitt Romney lengthening his lead over his closest rival, while enjoying a large lead in Wisconsin in advance of the April 3 primary. Gallup: Mitt Romney's national support among Republican voters has surged in recent days, coincident with his decisive victory in the Illinois primary and a prominent endorsement from Jeb Bush. Romney's support has increased to 40%, the first time a candidate has reached that level in this campaign, and his lead over Rick Santorum is back into double digits after narrowing to four percentage points on March 20. The data are based on Gallup Daily tracking from March 18-22, an eventful time in the GOP campaign. On March 20, Romney won the Illinois primary, and he got Bush's endorsement the next day. That same day, a Romney aide hinted the former Massachusetts governor would "reset" his positions for the general...(Read Full Post)