Latest Poll: Romney Takes Small Lead Over Santorum in Michigan

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TROY, MI - NOVEMBER 10: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally at the American Polish Cultural Center on November 10, 2011 in Troy, Michigan. On Wednesday Romney squared off against the seven other leading GOP presidential candidates during a debate at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

Public Policy Polling has tracked Mitt Romney with a small lead over Rick Santorum in a new Michigan poll. According to PPP, Romney currently commands 39 percent of the vote to 37 percent for Santorum, while Ron Paul is at 13 percent and Newt Gingrich trails with 9 percent. "Compared to a week ago, Romney's gained six points, while Santorum's just stayed in place," the pollsters write. The other difference is a nearly 30-percent drop in Santorum's favorability over the past two weeks. Once called a "must-win" by Mitt Romney's campaign and then not a must-win because Santorum opened a huge lead, Michigan is now between a "would like to win" and "sort of must-win."