Romney plans campaign stop at GOP dinner in Ohio


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans a campaign stop in the Cleveland area amid signs of a tightening primary race in Ohio.

Romney will be the keynote speaker Thursday evening at a GOP dinner at the Landerhaven banquet center in suburban Cleveland.

A visit comes as a new poll shows Rick Santorum edging ahead of Romney in Ohio.

The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University poll released Wednesday says Santorum has pulled ahead after trailing far behind Romney in Ohio just a month ago.

Santorum had an apparent lead over the former Massachusetts governor, 36 percent to 29 percent among likely primary voters, while former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was third with 20 percent.

Ohio is one of 10 states in the Super Tuesday primary mix March 6.