Rick Santorum positively SURGING in Michigan – UPDATED

Spreading Santorum across the nation

Welly, well. Looks like Michigan-born Mitt Romney is up to his keester in Santorum. Via Steve Benen at the Maddow Blog:

Public Policy Polling just released these resultsfrom the state of Michigan.

Rick Santorum’s taken a large lead in Michigan’s upcoming Republican primary. He’s at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich.Santorum’s rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum’s becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support.

Remember, this was believed to be one of Romney’s most likely wins. That “let Detroit go bankrupt” policy notwithstanding, he’s from Michigan and his father was governor of the state.

And yet, here we are.

Santorum fever, it’s spreading. Just don’t catch it. Because that would be… eeeew.

UPDATE: It isn’t just PPP that has Santorum up. American Research Group has Santorum up by 6 points in Michigan.

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  • Muskegon Critic

    It makes a lot of sense that Santorum would bubble on up to the top in Michigan. West Michigan conservatives, arguably the largest concentration of conservatives, are a hardcore Dutch Reform brand of Social Conservatives. I’m about half a block away from the Maranatha Bible and Mission Conference. A huge bible resort along the coast of Lake Michigan. We get cars from all over the bible belt here in the Summer.

  • DerFarm

    I’ve always wondered about that “Romney’s loved in Michigan because his father was … “.  I don’t vote for people because of who their father was.  That just gets them the benefit of the doubt when I’m looking them up.

  • Ed

    I’m all for keeping the joke alive. Vote for Newt in the primary.

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