In an NBC News/Marist poll of likely Republican primary voters in Ohio, Mr. Santorum is backed by 34% of them and Mr. Romney by 32%. Mr. Gingrich has 15% and Ron Paul has 13% in the poll, which includes undecided voters. Only 6% remain undecided.
About six in ten said they were firmly committed to their choice. Three in ten somewhat support their candidate, and about 10 sai%d they could still change their mind.
While Mr. Romney has benefited in some earlier primaries by his campaign’s efforts among early voters, Ohio’s pattern may not be helpful to him. The state’s voting booths were open for early voting until Friday, and Mr. Romney does not have a big lead among those voters, getting 39% to…
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