New Poll puts Romney ahead in Mississippi, Alabama

As we build towards Tuesday’s impending Republican primary contest, a new poll released has made the race even more interesting.

According to the survey, in Mississippi, Gingrich is ahead with 33 percent while Romney comes second with 31 percent, while Santorum and Paul cap off the list with 27 percent and 7 percent respectively.

In Alabama, the contest is neck and neck. Romney leads the pack with 31 percent while he is closely followed by Gingrich at 30 percent. Close on the heels of these two is Santorum at 29 percent. The other contestant Paul is at 8 percent.

What makes these numbers and the contest fascinating is the fact that these numbers and polls have been drawn up keeping in mind an error percentage, which could prove to be the difference. The survey was conducted via telephone on Saturday and Sunday. The poll takes into consideration that 656 Republican voters will turn up for Mississippi including an error percentage of +/- 3.8 percent. In Alabama, the likely figure is 600 voters with an error percentage of +/- 4 percent.

The other aspect of the election has been the constant sparring between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum asking each other to step down from the race. They have both been eating into each other’s votes and have hence been playing into Mitt Romney’s hands. Gingrich is the one that is more desperate at the moment with wins only in South Carolina and Georgia. However, he has constantly played down any talks of him stepping out of the race. Speaking at a packed gathering at Birmingham, he said “I will not leave the field.” He has to win in either Alabama or Mississippi to keep his hopes alive.

“I don’t think we have to win, I just think we have to continue to do well. I’m going into Newt’s backyard, and obviously Governor Romney is coming off of a big Super Tuesday,” “We’ve got to come in here and do well, and I think from all the polls we’re doing very well. The math going forward is going to be better for us,” he added

Both Gingrich and Santorum have played to the gallery with their conservative speeches considering Alabama and Mississippi are one of the most conservative states in the country. As of now, everybody seems to have made their moves, in the next 24 hours the results will be there for everyone to see.

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