Why Arizona Republicans Have Fallen for Santorum—in Their Own Words

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Feb. 23 2012 6:58 PM

Why I Switched to Santorum

Republican voters in Arizona explain how they fell for Rick.

Three months ago, Public Policy Polling asked Republican primary voters whom they liked. Three percent of them chose Rick Santorum. This week, PPP asked again. Thirty-three percent of Republicans planned on voting for Santorum, putting him one hot breath away from Mitt Romney.

Who are these people, and why did they switch to Rick? I interviewed voters outside a Santorum speech in Tucson to find out.

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David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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