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Poll: Gingrich holds strong lead over Republican rivals in Minnesota

A new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Newt Gingrich capturing about 36 percent of Minnesota's likely Republican caucus-goers. That's far ahead of even his second-place rival, Mitt Romney, who draws just 18 percent. But the contest is still very much up in the air: About two-thirds of the respondents who have a preferred candidate say they might change their minds before the caucuses on Feb. 7.
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A new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Newt Gingrich capturing about 36 percent of Minnesota's likely Republican caucus-goers. That's far ahead of even his second-place rival, Mitt Romney, who draws just 18 percent. But the contest is still very much up in the air: About two-thirds of the respondents who have a preferred candidate say they might change their minds before the caucuses on Feb. 7.

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