AL and MS primaries too close to call

With Romney as close as he is in these states, both Santorum and Gingrich will fail to make up much, if any ground at all on the frontrunner as far as committed delegates are concerned. Public Policy Polling: Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul. Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for Romney (51/41). It's a similar story in Alabama where Santorum's at +32 (63/31), Gingrich is at +26 (58/32), and Romney's at only +13 (53/40). The reason Romney has a chance to win despite being less popular in both states is the split in the conservative vote. In...(Read Full Post)

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