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Exit polls: Romney leads Santorum in Illinois GOP primary in early returns
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Exit polls suggest Mitt Romney is leading rival Rick Santorum in the Illinois Republican primary.
In Illinois, as in Michigan and Ohio, Romney enjoyed an enormous advantage in television advertising. His campaign and Restore Our Future, a super PAC that supports him, outspent Santorum and his super PAC by $3.5 million to $500,000, an advantage of 7-1.
Polls in Illinois closed at 8 p.m. EDT.