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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop in Cumming, Georgia. (AP)
Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop in Cumming, Georgia. (AP)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum held a rally in Stuebenville, Ohio Monday, where he continued to use the hot rhetoric that won him headlines over the weekend. On Saturday, Santorum accused President Obama of having a "phony theology."

On CBS yesterday, Santorum then had to backpedal, saying he wasn't suggesting Obama isn't Christian, just that he takes issue with Obama's world view, which he said included a radical environmentalism that "elevates the earth above man."

Leading in the polls, Santorum's views are being scrutinized more-- a new poll out Monday shows his lead is slipping a bit in Michigan ahead of next week's primary there.

This segment aired on February 20, 2012.

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