Mitt Romney up nationally, faces tough test against Rick Santorum in Michigan

According to a new Gallup poll, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has reclaimed his national lead over Rick Santorum with a 32 percent to 28 percent advantage over the former Senator.

As of a week ago, Santorum held a 10-percentage-point advantage, but Romney’s support increased among nearly all subgroups of Republicans, Gallup reports. His gains have come partially at the expense of Santorum’s decline among self-identified conservative Republicans.

Comparatively, a new USA Today/Gallup poll shows President Barack Obama lagging behind both Santorum and Romney in 12 swing states. Santorum leads Obama 50 percent to 45 percent in the swing states, while Romney holds a 48 percent to 46 percent lead.

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