…according to CNN. It’s expected he will formally endorse Romney on that day as well.
Having come up very low in the five primaries yesterday, Mitt is looking at no more money to survive with and no viable reason to stay in the race (even though he promised not to pull out before the convention.
From Public Policy Polling:
Part of the reason for Santorum’s surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney’s favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point net decline from our December national poll when he was +24 (55/31). Gingrich has fallen even further. A 44% plurality of GOP voters now hold a negative opinion of him to only 42% with a positive one. That’s a 34 point drop from 2 months ago when he was at +32 (60/28).
Santorum is now completely dominating with several key segments of the electorate, especially the most right leaning parts of the party. With those describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ he’s now winning a majority of voters at 53% to 20% for Gingrich and 15% for Romney. Santorum gets a majority with Tea Party voters as well at 51% to 24% for Gingrich and 12% for Romney. And with Evangelicals he falls just short of a majority with 45% to 21% for Gingrich and 18% for Romney.
Not sure what Romney’s going to do now… look for really bottom feeding TV ads attacking Rick and lots of money spent by Mitt. This should be fun.
…but it’s worth playing it now. I need some humor this afternoon.
- Gingrich: 34 percent
- Romney: 26 percent
- Ron Paul: 13 percent
- Rick Santorum: 11 percent
- Other: 2 percent
- No opinion: 14 percent
– Matt Towery, chief pollster for InsiderAdvantage
This will be interesting to watch, unless, like me, you don’t want to miss the new episode of House.
Since the announcement that Gingrich and Perry did not make the filing deadline of signatures to be on the VA primary ballot, and the upcoming legal controversy that VA does not allow write-ins, the relationship between state and registered voters takes away their choices for the future. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PRIMARY!
So if you vote in the Virginia Republican Primary, you can write off any chance of changing your
mind after the fact… in other words, you give up your freedom to select the candidate of your final choice.
Let’s hear it for Virginia.
(Hey, thanks for pointing me toward this one, Josh.)
- Virginia GOP To Require Primary Loyalty Oath (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Ken Cuccinelli’s statement on Virginia Primary Process (virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com)
- Virginia GOP to Require “Loyalty Oath” To Vote in the Primary (minx.cc)
- Newt the Unprepared (mhasegawa.wordpress.com)
- Gingrich Will Run An ‘Agressive Write-In Campaign’ In Virginia Primaries, Where Write-Ins Are Illegal (thinkprogress.org)
- Perry challenges Virginia ballot rules (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- VA GOP Primary: what a mess! (vivianpaige.com)
- After Only 2 Qualify For Presidential Primary, Virginia GOP Chairman Says State Should Change Election Law (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Unconstitutional: Va. GOP to require loyalty oath in presidential primary (actualgrit.wordpress.com)