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But the voting doesn't take place at a Federal level, but at the state level, and the first few states to vote - Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida - are extremely influential in determining which candidates are "viable" and can continue to fundraise successfully. Thus if Santorum can do well in the early Primaries, it doesn't really matter that he is currently at 2% in the national polls. If Romney or Gringrich lose the early primaries, their current national lead could evaporate.

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