◼ The national front-runner has a substantial lead in the state over Rick Santorum, with other rivals trailing in the distance. But there's little enthusiasm for the GOP field overall. - LA Times
Republican voters in California have swung behind Mitt Romney, with the national presidential front-runner crushing his rivals by double digits and substantially expanding his support in the state, a new poll has found.
Romney won 42% of registered Republican voters, with his closest rival, Rick Santorum, trailing by 19 points, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were a distant third and fourth.
Romney's support has risen by 15 points since a November USC/Times poll, when Herman Cain was his closest competitor. (The former businessman has since dropped out.)
Yet there remains a palpable lack of enthusiasm for the Republican field. Half of GOP voters said they wished other candidates were running for president.
Most viewed this week:
◼ What I most admire about James O’Keefe… - Michelle Malkin As you all know, several newspapers over the years have endangered law-abidin...
Conservative women are waging the counter-offensives against leftist degradation for themselves that no one else will wage.◼ S.E. Cupp, Hustler, and the four stages of conservative female abuse - Michelle Malkin Whether it’s Palin or Ann Romney or Nikki Haley ...
◼ President, eurozone finance ministers and bailout troika hold emergency meeting as €100 limit imposed on ATM withdrawals - The Guardian ...
◼ Monday afternoon, ABC News released a chilling report that details what journalists have faced while trying to get some answers from the C...