Was Santorum A Good Candidate or Simply the Least Awful of the Non-Romneys?

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 11:20 am

Even though Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the Republican nomination, he did achieve something rather impressive. Despite having little money or media buzz, he managed to become the only true anti-Romney alternative in what was a very crowded field. He won 11 contests, far more than any other candidate besides Romney. Once the [...]

Wisconsin, Maryland, DC Primary Primer

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 3:30 pm

Voters are currently going to the polls to vote in the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  So far it looks like it should be a very good night for Mitt Romney. DC and Maryland polls close at 8 pm Eastern; Wisconsin polls close at 9 pm Eastern. In Maryland Romney [...]

Gallup: Gingrich Dropping Out Would Not Help Santorum

By: Friday March 16, 2012 2:32 pm

While some state polling by PPP indicates that Newt Gingrich dropping out of the race would be a clear benefit for Rick Santorum, Gallup national polling found it would have no significant impact. According to Gallup, 40% of Gingrich supporters’ second choice is Mitt Romney while 39% choose Santorum as their second choice. As a [...]

Santorum Holds Large Lead in Texas

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 10:33 am

In another sign of Mitt Romney’s problems in the deep South, a new Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research poll shows Rick Santorum with an eight point lead in the Texas primary, scheduled for May 29th. The question was asked, “If the Republican primary election for United States President were held today, for whom would you [...]

Newt Gingrich the Spoiler

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:18 pm

After losing both Alabama and Mississippi last night it seems Newt Gingrich really has no legitimate path forward. His Southern strategy was proven to be a total failure, and he has only managed to win two states. The only thing Gingrich’s continued presence in the race is doing is to be a spoiler for Rick [...]

Santorum Triumphs in the South, Romney Wins Hawaii

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:25 am

Last night was a big night for Rick Santorum, as he secured primary victories in two southern states,  Alabama and Mississippi. His double win proved not only that he is still a serious candidate but that Newt Gingrich’s Southern strategy is simply not going to work, leaving Santorun the more viable non-Romney choice. While Gingrich [...]

Home State Advantage Helping Santorum in Pennsylvania

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 2:33 pm

If there has been one constant throughout this Republican primary, it is that there’s a huge home state advantage for each candidate.  It’s now working for Rick Santorum, who has a huge double digit lead in Pennsylvania according to the newest Public Policy Polling survey of the state. The strongest of the Republican candidates in [...]

Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:24 am

Tonight’s GOP contests — primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and a caucus in Hawaii — have the potential to really shake up the race. The two Southern primaries in particular could potentially make or break some campaigns. We will be tracking the results tonight at Firedoglake.  Polls close in Alabama and Mississippi at 8 pm [...]

Mississippi and Alabama Remain Very Tight

By: Monday March 12, 2012 10:06 am

It looks like it could be a late night tomorrow with Republican primaries taking place in Mississippi, Alabama, and Hawaii. The latest polling from PPP shows both Mississippi and Alabama extremely close. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich leads Mitt Romney by only two points; in Alabama it is nearly a three way tie with Gingrich, Romney [...]

Mitt Romney Wins 6 of 10 States on Super Tuesday

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:17 am

Early this morning the final two Super Tuesday states, Alaska and Ohio, were called for Mitt Romney. Those victories brought Romney’s total for Super Tuesday to six of ten, including his wins in Idaho, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. That is twice as many as the three wins Rick Santorum got: Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota. [...]

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