Quinnipiac poll: 36 percent of likely Florida GOP voters favor Mitt Romney

HAMDEN, Ct. - Three weeks before the Florida primary , 36 percent of the state's likely Republican voters say they're for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. But 54 percent say they might change their mind, according to a new Quinnipiac survey.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is 12 points back at 24 percent.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in third with 16 percent.

Texas U.S. Representative Ron Paul came in fourth at 10 percent with 5 percent for Texas Governor Rick Perry and 2 percent for former ambassador Jon Huntsman.  

"With more than half of voters saying they might change their minds and more than 50 percent of them backing candidates perceived as more conservative, Romney could be vulnerable if those voters settle on one candidate," said Quinnipiac's Peter Brown.

When it comes to "self-professed" Tea Party members, Romney and Gingrich are tied at 32 percent each, with Santorum at 19 percent.

To read to entire Quinnipiac breakout, follow this link: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/florida/release-detail?ReleaseID=1687

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