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Restless and indefatigable, the remaining Republican presidential hopefuls travel to six states in the next 72 hours. Rick Santorum appears to be regrouping and has yet to reveal weekend plans, though he’ll appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Ever mindful of expanding his populist image, Mitt Romney includes a stop at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Once he’s finished up in Washington, Tennessee and California, bustling Newt Gingrich heads home to Georgia where he and wife Callista will embark on a two-day, six-town bus tour in the Peach State that begins Tuesday. “Every minute I spend in Georgia reminds me of why I ran for political office,” Mr. Gingrich says. Meanwhile, here’s where the candidates will roam:

Michigan: Mr. Romney, Rep. Ron Paul.

Washington, California, Tennessee, Georgia: Mr. Gingrich.

Florida: Mr. Romney.


• 52 percent of Americans say government regulation usually does “more harm than good”; 76 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of Democrats agree.

• 40 percent overall say regulation is necessary to protect the public; 17 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Democrats agree.

• 53 percent overall say regulation on food production and packaging should be strengthened; 44 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats agree.

• 50 percent overall say environmental protection should be strengthened; 28 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats agree.

• 41 percent overall say workplace health and safety regulations should be strengthened; 25 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats agree.

• 39 percent overall say prescription drug regulations should be strengthened; 31 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center survey of 1,501 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 8 to 12 and released Thursday.

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