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    Romney Leading Florida Polls

    Mitt Romney carries a fresh bottle of water to host Brian Williams shortly before going live as Republican presidential hopefuls take the stage for the NBC News, Tampa Bay Times, National Journal Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at the University of South Florida, January 23, 2012, Tampa, Florida.          AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    It looks like Mitt Romney's debate smackdown of Newt Gingrich was successful—the two are no longer tied in the polls. According to the latest Quinnipiac survey, Romney is Florida leading with 38 percent, which will hold its primary in just four days.

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