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Poll: Rick Santorum leads Minnesota on big day for Republican race

Public Policy Polling says Santorum is leading with 33 percent of the vote here as Minnesotans head out to caucus. Mitt Romney trails him in second place with 24 percent. The pollster says Santorum owes his strong lead to Tea Party members, evangelical Christians and those who describe themselves as "very conservative."
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Public Policy Polling says Santorum is leading with 33 percent of the vote here as Minnesotans head out to caucus. Mitt Romney trails him in second place with 24 percent. The pollster says Santorum owes his strong lead to Tea Party members, evangelical Christians and those who describe themselves as "very conservative."

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