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SUPER TUESDAY Romney, Santorum Deadlocked in Ohio Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Romney, Santorum Deadlocked in Ohio

The battleground state of Ohio is living up to its reputation as the GOP primary enters Super Tuesday with former frontrunner Mitt Romney having surged back from a 10-point deficit just a week ago. Rick Santorum’s momentum has seemed to wane in the past few days as Romney has picked up victories in Michigan and Washington state. A CNN/ORC International poll locked Romney and Santorum dead even with one another, at 32 percent each, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul trailing badly at 14 and 11 percent, respectively. A Catholic, Santorum was abandoned by Catholic voters in Michigan, and polls show the Mormon Romney garnering 39 percent of the Catholic vote, compared with Santorum’s 33 percent. Three separate polls coming out of Ohio late Monday showed Romney and Santorum closely matched in the state, which offers up 63 delegates.

March 6, 2012 4:45 AM