Can Mitt Romney Hold Rick Santorum at Bay?

Campaigns begin to zero in on former Pa. senator as his poll numbers rise.
2:45 | 01/06/12

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Now out of politics your voice voice your vote all the attention now on New Hampshire as -- now. We have exclusive first look at a new poll from our New Hampshire station W then you are. It shows Mitt Romney with a boost heading into next week's primary moving up from 42. To 44%. Our John Berman starts us off in our coverage this morning from the very place where the Saturday's debate will happen and that is Manchester of course good morning John. Good morning Robin this is a huge moment with huge scores to settle. It's and huge questions to answer including can't anyone put a dent into those big numbers for Mitt Romney well. Finally we'll get some answers to these questions right here on this stage tomorrow night. Rick Santorum is -- -- related steam plant improvements improvements. Including his biggest crowd yet leave. Don't follow. The national polls who don't follow the pundits. So he huge debate question number one it won't happen with these new seeing -- -- -- This in this tough questions this exchange with a student over gay marriage. How he had at his home -- -- are we saying that. Everyone should have the right to marry. -- -- -- ratchet up -- so for not too tough language the vote Mitt Romney America needs something bold. Someone strong. Someone who has. Convictions. -- huge debate question to -- mean Mitt Romney. Will Romney go after his new chief rival Rick Santorum -- leave that to his new friend John McCain. It earmark spending is the gateway to corruption senator Santorum and I have a strong disagreement. A strong disagreement that he believe that earmark and pork barrel projects were good for America I think it's wrong for America. -- huge debate question three who heads the Gingrich -- Will nude -- if you Romney all the time or will he try to take on a conservative rival Rick Santorum. He has hinted at a nonaggression pact we find ourselves in the awkward but happy position of being competitors but sometimes he can't help themselves. If you think of us has partners that he would clearly and historical experience have been the junior partner. Two big endorsements to report this morning first that endorsement for John Huntsman from the Boston Globe Mitt Romney's home state Paper but. There's also an interesting endorsement. For Mitt Romney from A Buchanan not Pat Buchanan. But for Republican commentator Bay Buchanan Pat's sister indicating name does carry some serious way here -- you can't remember pat on the primary here. In 1996.

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