The new polls in Ohio predict a photo finish in today's Republican primary. The polls, released in the last two days, show Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum do not have a decisive lead in the state.
* In a poll of 750 likely voters conducted Sunday, Rasmussen found Santorum (32 percent) and Romney (31 percent) statistically tied. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were tied at 13 percent each. Six percent were undecided, while 3 percent preferred another candidate. The poll's margin of error was 4 percent.
* The Public Policy Polling poll released Monday had Romney (37 percent) ahead of Santorum (36 percent). Gingrich had 15 percent and Paul 11 percent. The poll of 666 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.8 percent. The poll also found Romney led in late-deciding voters (40 percent to 28 percent) and early voters (41 percent to 34 percent).
* The last Suffolk University poll, conducted over the weekend of 500 likely voters, gave Santorum (37 percent) a lead over Romney (33 percent). The margin of error was 4.4 percent. This poll also asked early voters who they voted for and found opposite results from the PPP poll. In this category, Santorum (44 percent) had a decisive lead over Romney (27 percent). But voters still believed Romney had a better chance of beating President Obama in the general election than Santorum (44 percent to 18 percent).
* In an automated poll of 832 likely voters conducted by Merriman, Romney (38 percent) led Santorum (33 percent). Gingrich polled at 18 percent and Paul at 8 percent. This gives Romney a lead slightly greater than the poll's 3.4 percent margin of error. Of voters who said they made up their minds in the last few days, Romney's lead was larger, 43 percent to 28 percent.
* In the final CNN/ORC poll, Romney and Santorum were tied at 32 percent. In a survey of 546 likely voters, Gingrich tallied 14 percent and Paul had 11 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percent.
* In an aggregated list dating to the beginning of the campaign, Real Clear Politics shows Romney (33.9 percent) with a slight average lead over Santorum (33.2 percent). No poll since the beginning of February shows Gingrich or Paul within striking distance of the leaders.
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