Poll: Santorum Would Fare Poorly In Home State

According to a new survey from Public Policy Polling, only 42 percent of voters within the Keystone state rate him favorably while 46 percent have a negative opinion.
Rick Santorum

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Rick Santorum hinged much of his 2012 campaign on his ability to win in a swing state, frequently pointing to his two terms as Pennsylvania’s Senator.

However, if Santorum chooses to run in 2016, he may fare poorly in a general election in his home state.

According to a new survey from Public Policy Polling, only 42 percent of voters within the Keystone state rate him favorably while 46 percent have a negative opinion.

If Santorum ran against possible 2016 contender Hillary Clinton, she would trump the former Senator 55 to 38 percent.

Among possible GOP candidates, Pennsylvanian Republican voters place him behind Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. Christie garners support from 20 percent of the demographic, Rubio and Paul yield 17 percent and Santorum receives just 10 percent.

The poll was conducted among 504 Pennsylvania voters between March 8th and 10th.

Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

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