Romney Widens Lead

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets supporters as he holds a campaign rally at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, January 29, 2012. Florida will hold its Republican primary on January 31, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    With one day before the Florida primary, Mitt Romney is rapidly putting distance between himself and Newt in the polls. A Reuters poll on Sunday showed Romney with a 12 point lead over Gingrich in the state, while three other polls show Romney ahead by 11 to 15 points. Gingrich continues to slam Romney at campaign stops, calling him a pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax increase moderate from Massachusetts,” but Romney is reportedly outspending Gingrich 5-to-1 in television ads, according to data a Democratic source showed Talking Points Memo. Meanwhile, Gov. Jeb Bush is standing on the sidelines, despite Romney aggressively courting him for an endorsement.

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