Pic of the day: The Temptation of Saint Anthony, By Heironymous Bosch
Having fun watching the election results down south coming in. Polling had Rick Santorum coming in a close third place in both Mississippi and Alabama. Polling said that the winners would most likely be either Newt Gingrich who was favored, though only just favored in Alabama, and Mitt Romney in Mississippi, favored by as much as 8% there in some recent polls. Rick Santorum placed in third in both races, though it was a very close third.
Right now, at 9:30 pm, Rick Santorum is leading in both states, though only by 2% in each of those two states, 33% to 31% over second place finisher (at this point) Newt Gingrich. Mitt Romney is in third place in both states. It is early though, and things might change, though the vote in Mississippi looks closer to being locked in than Alabama, with 40% of the vote of the people of Mississippi in, while only 7% of the Alabama vote is in.
In other polling, at this point in the proceedings, President Obama would beat Mitt Romney by 11%, Rick Santorum by 10%, and Newt Gingrich by 17%. This is according to polling by Reuters. Bloomberg has polling out that gives different numbers. They have Romney and the President in a dead heat, the President beats Santorum by 6%, and Gingrich by 11%.
If the Gingrich campaign saw this polling, I’m guessing they are hiding that fact. If even the more Republican Bloomberg polling numbers put you well out of the running in the G.E., then you have to wonder if he understands that he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making this thing work even to the convention. Santorum can’t feel much better, losing both and in fairly convincing fashion. I’m not surprised that Bloomberg has Romney tied with the President.
They like super rich people, and they like venture capitalists like Romney. Just watch the network. Mayor Mike owns the right wing money news network, and you don’t get more right wing money than Mitt.
I don’t know that polling of this nature truly means much of anything beyond it’s capacity to take the temperature of the electorate, or at least the portions of the electorate that were polled. I know nothing about the methodology either of these organizations. They could both be wrong, and could both be skewed.
I’ll wait to see how the nation feels in 6 months. Much more will be set in stone at that point. This is too early for general election polling to be very meaningful. But the numbers are fun to play with, if nothing else.
That’s about it from here, America. G’night.