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Obama maintains narrow lead over Romney

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Mitt Romney falls behind in the polls Credit: Reuters

President Barack Obama is still holding a narrow advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in three of the most pivotal presidential battleground states - Florida, Ohio and Virginia, according to new NBC-Marist polls.[

](http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/news/2012/05/24/11854807-nbc-polls-obama-edges-romney-in-three-key-battleground-states?lite)More on this from MSNBC

Mitt Romney wins Washington state caucus

Mitt Romney breezed to an easy victory in the Washington state Republican presidential caucuses, earning another momentum boost heading into next week's crucial "Super Tuesday" contests in 10 states.

With about 80 percent of precincts now in, Romney had 36 percent support.

The outcome marked a fourth state win for Romney this week, after the former Massachusetts governor picked up contests in Michigan, Arizona and Wyoming. He also won the other most recent vote, the Maine caucus on February 11.

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Romney wins Michigan, say projections

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BREAKING NEWS: Mitt Romney wins Michigan Republican presidential primary

Fox News, NBC News and CNN have all declared Mitt Romney the projected winner in Michigan.

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Romney opens up lead in Michigan race

With 70% of the votes counted, this is how the Michigan Republican primary stands, according to CNN:

  • Romney: 279,198 (40%)

  • Santorum: 251,122 (36%)

Evan McMorris-Santoro is a US reporter within the Santorum camp tonight:

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It's nearly completely silent at Santorum HQ in #GrandRapids all of a sudden. Bout as low-key as one can get

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