The GOP primary battle has been a long, bloodied affair, making the Democratic primary battle royale four years ago look like a cricket match.

And there doesn't seem to be an end in site, although the next couple of weeks should certainly helps shake things out—or at least boot Newt Gingrich form the battle altogether. Or not. All bets seem to be off this year.

So, let the battle of presentational polls begin. The latest is the Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll, which shows President Obama beating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 53 percent to 43 percent in the  general election while it also has him beating former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania 53 percent to 42 percent.

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