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Santorum Closing in on Romney in Iowa in Des Moines Register Poll


 

Mitt Romney leads the last Des Moines Register Iowa poll before the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucus with 24 percent of the vote. He is followed by Ron Paul with 22 percent, Rick Santorum with 15 percent, Newt Gingrich with 12 percent, Rick Perry with 11 percent, and Michele Bachmann with 7 percent. 

The poll was taken over a four day period. During the last two days, though, Santorum was in second place with 21 percent. Romney stayed at 24 percent and Paul faded to 18 percent. In addition, 41 percent of those surveyed said they could still change their minds. 

The margin of error for the poll is 5.6 percent. 

“Momentum’s name is Rick Santorum,” Ann Selzer, the pollster, told The Des Moines Register.