Romney Reclaims National Lead From Santorum, Says Gallup Poll

February 27, 2012 - 4:46 PM
Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has reclaimed the lead over former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania in Gallup's national tracking poll of the Republican presidential primary campaign.

In Gallup's five days of polling ending on Feb. 26, Romney led Santorum, 32 percent to 28 percent. Two days ago, for the five days of polling ending on Feb. 24, Santorum had narrowly led Romney, 31 percent to 30 percent.

So far in this primary season, Santorum has peaked in the Gallup tracking poll on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, when he lead Romney by 10 points, 36 percent to 26 percent. Romney's greatest lead in the campaign came on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, when he was at 37 percent and Santorum was at 14 percent.

In the latest Gallup tracking poll, Romney is at 32 percent, Santorum is at 28 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at 14 percent and Rep. Ron Paul is at 12 percent.