Rick Santorum’s support among Tea Party Republicans and white evangelicals is surging, and he now has pulled into a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Barack Obama holds sizable leads over Santorum, Romney and Newt Gingrich in general election match-ups.

Rick Santorum’s support among Tea Party Republicans and white evangelicals is surging, and he now has pulled into a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Barack Obama holds sizable leads over Santorum, Romney and Newt Gingrich in general election match-ups.