Presidential Wednesday: Post Super Tuesday Edition On Sunday

Rick Santorum won Kansas last night while Mitt Romney picked up delegates in Wyoming and some South Pacific islands. It’s unclear if those islands were additional Romney “home States.” According to WSB’s Jamie Dupree, Santorum gained delegate ground on Romney…by exactly 1 delegate (33 to 32). Checkout Google’s map of primary and caucus results thusfar.

Since Super Tuesday, a debate has broken out among the candidates and their supporters. Santorum’s super pac and even a Gingrich staffer called on the former Speaker to drop out. Gingrich has rejected those calls. See this entry at “Newt Gingrich Judges You.”

The Romney campaign said it would take “an Act of God” to stop their man from winning the nomination. Adam Sorenson of Time Magazine noted that Rick Santorum’s college nickname was “Act of God.”

Up next are Alabama, American Samoa, Hawaii, and Mississippi. No polling is available for American Samoa and no recent polling is available for Hawaii. Available data says:

Alabama
RCP Average: Romney +2.3% (top three candidates within margin of error)
Intrade: Santorum 41.7% chance of win

Hawaii
Intrade: Romney 95% chance of win

Mississippi
Rasmussen Reports: Romney +8
Intrade: Gingrich 36% chance of win

Latest RCP National Averages, Intade predictions, and Delegate counts (per CNN).

Full disclosure: I’m supporting Rick Santorum

12 comments

    • Calypso says:

      But the rest of the country sure as hell doesn’t. I guess that’s why he would crushed by Obama if he’s the nominee. Fortunately, Ricky won’t get the nod.

      • sunkawakan says:

        Let’s hope so. I’m not so certain after Kansas.

        Santorum scares me to the same extent Joseph Kony does. And Rush Limbaugh loves Joseph Kony.

        • Calypso says:

          That’s whistin’ through the graveyard, Buzz. From the Rasmussen poll you cite:

          “For the third consecutive day, Mitt Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. It is still, however, too early to tell if these results reflect a lasting change in the race or are merely statistical noise. Today’s numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 42%. That matches the largest lead Romney has ever enjoyed over the president. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.

          Romney’s support among Republican voters has moved up to 83%, just about matching the president’s 84% support among Democrats. However, only six percent (6%) of GOP voters would vote for Obama if Romney is the nominee. Twice as many Democrats (12%) would cross party lines to vote for Romney. The former governor of Massachusetts also has an eight-point advantage among unaffiliated voters.

          If Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, he is up by one point over the president, 45% to 44%. He receives 77% support from Republican voters and is up three among unaffiliateds. Santorum and Romney are the only Republican candidates to lead the president more than one time in the polls.”

          I wish Rasmussen indicated how many Dems would cross party line to vote for Santorum. He says 12% of Dems would to vote for Romney. I’d wager 5% crossing over to vote for Ricky would be the max.

  1. Kilkenny Kid says:

    Santorum deserves a one-on-one with Romney. The only thing that keeps Gingrich in race at this point is his “healthy” ego. Put your Party & Country first Newt – drop out and give Santorum a shot to beat Romney in a clean head-to-head.

  2. sunkawakan says:

    The Republican purge of their ranks in the name of ideological purity will be their eventual demise.

    Again, Santorum is on par with Joseph Kony.

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