After a slew of state-level and national polls put Rick Santorum ahead of Mitt Romney earlier this week, a new poll out of Quinnipiac University Wednesday shows the former Pennsylvania senator is leading Romney in Ohio, an important Super Tuesday state.

According to the poll, Santorum is beating Romney by seven points in Ohio, 36 percent to 29 percent, among likely Republican primary voters. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comes in at 20 percent while Texas Rep. Ron Paul rounds out the field at 9 percent.