Look, everyone knows that Mitt Romney is going to win in South Carolina this weekend, which means that he's then going to go on to sweep the entire Republican primary and get himself coronated as the party's presidential nominee. It's fated. There is literally no other possible scenario that happen. The very heavens could fall asunder and the Earth could cleave itself in two, and there's not a thing that man nor spirit could do to divert this most inevitable of outcomes.
Except that new polling is now showing his chances as a tiny little but less certain…
Mitt Romney is a considerably weaker front-runner among Republican registered voters nationally than he was at the beginning of the week. Romney now leads Newt Gingrich by 30% to 20%, with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul tied at 13%. At the beginning of the week, Romney had a 23-percentage-point lead over Gingrich and Santorum…
Polls in South Carolina suggest that Gingrich has a good chance of winning that state, and if so, the race could tighten further in the coming days.
But besides all that, he's a total lock!
Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Polls, Primaries, Republicans, South Carolina