Santorum Wins Alabama and Mississippi

The much awaited Southern state Republican Primary results are here and we have a winner. Rick Santorum has scored crucial victories in the Southern states of Alabama and Mississippi, which elevates him to the position as the leading conservative candidate for the US Presidential nomination.

A poll released on Monday put Romney slightly ahead of its rivals Santorum and Gingrich, however as the poll suggested there was an error margin of around +/- 4 percent, which seems to have made the difference. With 96 percent of the ballots counted in the Mississippi primary, Santorum had garnered 33 percent of the votes while his conservative rival Gingrich finished second with 31 percent closely followed by Romney with 30 percent.

In Alabama, the margin of victory was a lot more comfortable for Santorum as he finished with 35 percent of the vote. Gingrich came second with 30 percent and Romney third with 28 percent.

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.


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