Time to check in once again on the pulse of the community when it comes to next fall's presidential election.
On Wednesday, the four Republican candidates debated in Mesa, Arizona, as a prelude to next Tuesday's Arizona primary. Michigan is holding its primary on Feb. 28 as well.
As it stands, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are reportedly neck-and-neck in the Republican primary race.
To see how much the landscape has changed in just the past few months, let's look at our previous Sound Off poll on the topic.
In our October asking who the Republicans' best hope was for 2012, Mitt Romney took 42 percent of the vote, Herman Cain had 24 percent and Ron Paul claimed 16 percent of readers' votes. Cain is no longer in the race. Santorum, who was polling at less than 5 percent nationally at the time, wasn't even included as a choice in the Patch poll.
In our December , Romney barely edged out Paul (35-34 percent). Newt Gingrich took 10 percent of the vote. Santorum, now surging, received only 2 of the 315 votes cast in the poll.
So let's get to it...Which of the presidential nominees are you favoring at the moment? Vote below and share your thoughts in the comments.