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The latest CNN / Time telephone poll released on Wednesday shows that Rick Santorum is now in third place in the state of Iowa, behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul. However, despite his surge in the Hawkeye State, the former Pennsylvania senator acknowledges that his team has “a lot of work to do.”
The foreign policy debate held on Tuesday night at Constitution Hall in Washington gave the Republican presidential candidates an arena to express their views on Iran. The debate took place following the imposition of additional sanctions on Iran by several countries including the U.S., the UK, Canada, and France. The new sanctions are aimed at reducing the amount of capital the Islamic republic can draw on in order to further develop its nuclear weapon program.
On Wednesday, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum hit a milestone when he visited the last of the 99 Iowa counties. He is the only Republican presidential candidate to have held meetings in all of the state’s districts.
Unfortunately for him, his efforts do no appear to have paid off. According to the latest Des Moines Register’s poll, Mr. Santorum only gets the backing of 5 percent of those intending to vote in the caucuses. This compares with 23 percent for Herman Cain, who only visited Iowa once, 22 percent for Mitt Romney, who set foot in the Hawkeye State a mere three times since the beginning of the year, and a disappointing 8 percent for Michele Bachmann, who initially pledged to focus her campaign on this state.