1. Early Lead

    Santorum Ahead in Tennessee

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10:  Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is joined on stage by his wife Karen Santorum (R) and family as he delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Tennessee doesn’t vote until March 6, Super Tuesday, but voters there are already leaning toward Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania senator has a lead of 34 percent to 27 percent over Mitt Romney, according to a recent poll in the state by American Research Group. Only 16 percent of likely Republican voters in Tennessee support Newt Gingrich, and just 13 percent are in favor of Ron Paul. Support for Santorum was even greater among voters in favor of the Tea Party movement. 

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