Florida Primary Predictions
What's your prediction for the outcome of today's Florida Republican primary?
Time Magazine says Newt Gingrich is bracing for a loss and in the process of reinventing himself as a grass-roots insurgent. It says Newt is floundering because he was outstumped and outspent.
Gingrich is unlikely to get the chance to implement this vision. But he is shaking things up within his schizophrenic campaign. After skipping from message to message in recent days, he has apparently decided his best shot at knocking off Mitt Romney is to embrace Tea Party populism. And so he has reinvented himself as a grassroots gadfly, ready to dog the GOP “all the way to the convention.”
CNN says the latest polling which includes the 600,000 voters who voted early has Mitt Romney ahead. [More...]
[A]ccording to an American Research Group survey released Tuesday morning, 36% of people questioned said they already voted, and among those, Romney led former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 51% to 29%, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at 12% and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 10%.
Overall, 43% of likely Florida Republican primary voters said they were backing Romney...with Gingrich at 31%, Santorum at 13% and Paul...at 9%. The ARG poll is the fifth survey released over the past 48 hour hours to indicate Romney holding a double digit lead over the rest of the field.
More from CNN here. Will a win in Florida cement Romney's nomination? According to CNN:
[E]ven after Florida's 50 convention delegates are claimed in the winner-take-all primary, neither candidate will have more than 10% of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination at the August convention.
I think Newt's candidacy is history after today.
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