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Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Poll Shows Florida Primary Race Tightens To Dead Heat

Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gesture during a Republican presidential debate Monday in Florida. (AP)

GOP presidential hopefuls¬†Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are even in the Florida polls¬† ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

And today the candidates are holding events aimed at their core supporters. Gingrich has a Tea Party rally, Romney is speaking at a printing company and Rick Santorum is taking part in a prayer breakfast. (Ron Paul isn’t holding any campaign events in Florida Thursday.)

All four candidates will attend another televised debate tonight. Immigration will likely be a flashpoint, after Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio criticized a Gingrich ad which labelled Romney “anti-immigrant.” And polls show that Gingrich loses badly to Romney among Hispanics.

Guest:

  • Marc Caputo, politics reporter for the Miami Herald

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