Poll: Romney Up 15 Over Santorum in New York

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Mitt Romney celebrating his victories last night. (Photo: Getty)

A Siena College Research Institute poll of registered voters released today showed Rick Santorum will have his work cut out for him when he and Mitt Romney go head to head in New York State’s Republican presidential primary on April 24th.

“Given their favorability ratings among Republicans, it’s not surprising that Romney has opened a wide lead in New York’s Republican presidential primary,” Siena pollster Steve Greenberg said in a statement. “He is supported by 38 percent of Republicans, with Santorum being supported by 23 percent, Gingrich 13 percent and Paul 11 percent.”

“The race has changed dramatically since early February when Romney led narrowly over Gingrich, and Santorum was in fourth place,” he added.

Mr. Romney beats Mr. Santorum among every demographic in the poll, including gender, ideology, religion, region, income, and age. The only data points where Mr. Romney didn’t hold a dominating double-digit edge is among self-described conservatives, where he led by only 6, and among 18-34 year olds, where it is actually Mr. Paul in the lead with 42% of the vote.

Regardless of who wins the Republican primary, President Barack Obama looks strongly favored to win New York in the general election this November. Siena showed Mr. Obama up 26% over Mr. Romney and 34% over Mr. Santorum.

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