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All Rick Santorum, All The Time

If it seems like things have been Rick Santorum-heavy on the blog lately, you're right. They have.

BUT, as strange as it sounds, Santorum is continuing to do well in the Republican primary fight -- as evidenced by the new Quinnipiac University poll, out today:
With strong support from men and conservatives, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum leads the Ohio GOP presidential field with 36 percent of likely Republican primary voters, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 29 points, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 45 percent of voters say they might change their mind.

This is unchanged from the results of a February 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Today's results show former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 17 percent and Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul with 11 percent of likely Republican primary voters.

Santorum tops Romney 38 - 25 percent among men, while women split 34 - 33 percent. Santorum wins 40 - 25 percent among self-identified conservatives and 49 - 19 percent among Tea Party members. Self-identified moderates back Romney 39 - 27 percent.
If you had pulled me aside in February/March of 2011 and said, "hey dude, one year from now Rick Santorum will be the guy to beat in the GOP primary," I would have slapped you and said that you were certifiably insane.

No joke. I never, in a million years thought that Santorum would have lasted this long (thanks a lot, Citizens United v. FEC) -- and yet, here he is.