Extend or end it? GOP voters torn over best route

BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Published:

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- To hear some weary rank-and-file Republicans tell it, the bitter fight for the party's presidential nomination can't end quickly enough.

Other GOP loyalists argue that patience is virtue as they seek the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama.

As Obama prepares for the general election, there's no end in sight to the volatile Republican primary battle being waged by Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and, to a lesser degree, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

Interviews with voters across the country find that the segment of the GOP electorate that hasn't yet weighed in on the race is torn over wanting the race to end and wanting to have a say in choosing the nominee. There's also debate over whether the rigorous fight is doing more harm than good.

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