Mitt Romney is poised to suffer yet another blow in his march to the Republican presidential nomination this weekend in Louisiana, according new polls from Public Policy Polling and Rasmussen Reports
A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling shows Rick Santorum with a double-digit lead over Romney in Louisiana. Some 42 percent of the 650 likely Republican primary voters polled make Santorum their top choice. Mitt Romney is at 28 percent, with Newt Gingrich at 18 percent and Ron Paul at 8 percent.And the PPP poll has Santorum winning the support of voters who identify as “very conservative,” Tea Partiers, and evangelicals. Romney narrowly has the support, 37-33 percent, of voters living in urban areas. The PPP poll has a 3.8 percent margin of error.Another poll released Thursday by Rasmussen Reports gives Santorum a 12-percentage point lead over the former Massachusetts governor.The good news for Santorum came as the candidate tried to walk back comments on Thursday that President Obama might be a better choice than rival Romney. But if it’s not him, his campaign said Friday, Santorum will back whoever it is — and isn’t actually suggesting voters just stick with Obama.