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Mitt Romney Finally Gets Some Good News

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Mildly pleased. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP

It’s been a very rough few days for Mitt Romney. First, he was swept by Rick Santorum in this week’s caucuses and primaries. Then he came in a very distant second to Rick Santorum in the national PPP poll released this morning. But this afternoon brought some good news for the embattled Romney campaign: He won the CPAC straw poll, with 38 percent to Rick Santorum’s 31 percent.

Obviously the straw poll results are not representative of the national GOP electorate — 44 percent of the votes were cast by students, for example. But at the same time they released the straw poll results, CPAC and the Washington Times released a national poll showing Romney edging Santorum, 27-25 — much better results than the PPP poll. So, hooray! Romney won two polls over a guy who was never supposed to be a threat to to begin with!

Mitt Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll