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Poll: Romney leads in race for Ariz.’s GOP primary

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is interviewed on the Fox News program America's Newsroom, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 in New York. Republicans are growing significantly less satisfied with the field of candidates to challenge President Barack Obama next year, and they are about evenly split in their support for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A poll released Friday shows that Mitt Romney is leading other Republican candidates in the race for Arizona’s GOP presidential primary.

The Rocky Mountain Poll by the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center finds 41 percent of Republican voters support Romney.

Romney was followed by Rick Santorum at 14 percent, Newt Gingrich at 9 percent, Rick Perry at 5 percent, Ron Paul at 4 percent and Jon Huntsman at 2 percent.

A quarter of Republicans were undecided.

The survey of 553 registered voters statewide was conducted Jan. 5-9.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points among all voters who were surveyed.

The margin for the subgroup of Republican voters is at plus or minus 7 percentage points.

Arizona’s Republican primary is set for Feb. 28.

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