Santorum Surge Starting to Wane?

Romney has recaptured a slight lead (31-29) over Santorum in the latest Gallup tracking poll.

More significantly, the trends suggest that Santorum peaked too soon and that the direction is Romney-ish going into this week’s contests.

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Comments

  1. DRS says:

    You mean it’s going…limp?

  2. Franklin says:

    Both Newt and Mitt have had two significant peaks, we’ll see if Santorum does (I’m not counting that mini-peak that coincides with Newt’s valley).

    I finally actually watched one of these debates, the one on CNN. To see how Santorum frothed at the mouth regarding Iran (seriously it looked like he was turning red and sweating he was so worked up about it), that should have disqualified him to any reasonable person.

  3. Ron Beasley says:

    Mitt is boring, unlikeable, a serial liar and out of touch. But he’s not a clown. That makes him the pick of the litter in the Republican primary. Not so much a winner in the general election.

  4. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Franklin: Well yes, but you’re talking about Republicans. I’m not sure how the “reasonable people” part fits in to disqualification in that case.

  5. Al says:

    NnnnoooOOooOOOooOOOOOOooOOOOoooo!

    Seriously, the only way the Republican party can be fixed is a full on electoral disaster and subsequent implosion. Mitt isn’t going to give us that.