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Oklahomans Prepare for Super Tuesday

Santorum Leading in Polls
GUYMON, OK -- An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Monday shows Mitt Romney with 38-percent of likely Super Tuesday voters. The poll puts Rick Santorum a few points behind at 32-percent. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are tied at 13-percent.  

Oklahoma is one of those Super Tuesday states. Most polls show Santorum winning it easily. That's despite Senator Tom Coburn's endorsement of Romney.

The American Research Group shows Santorum winning Oklahoma by more than ten points.

Oklahoma has 43 delegates up for grabs Tuesday. And the republican candidates have made several stops in that state trying to win them. Santorum made two stops in Oklahoma Sunday.

All this while thousands in the Oklahoma Panhandle are gearing up to vote.

We talked with Texas County officials who are busy preparing for the rush. They say they've heard lots of talk, and have answered lots of question about the race. But the biggest questions come from people not interested in any of the republican names.

"We've had quite a few that's been surprised that the fact that there's actually candidates on the democratic ballot. Of course, there's Barack Obama, there's Jim Rodgers, Bob Ely, Darcy Richardson and Randall Terry. I think that's been the biggest surprise so far to most of our voters," said Texas County Board of Elections Secretary La Fonda Limon.

There are also several names on the republican party's ballot, many of whom signed up months ago, but have since dropped out of the race.

Elections officials urge voters to do some research before hitting the booths, to ensure they don't vote for some one who is no longer running.

Early voting at the courthouse annex in Guymon goes through 6 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday, polls across the state are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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