Romney Gaining In Mississippi

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 9 2012 @ 4:42pm

Mitt now has a chance to win both Alabama and the Magnolia State, where Rasmussen puts him up by eight points (at 35%, Santorum and Gingrich are tied at 27%). Doug Mataconis considers the stakes: 

Nate Silver currently gives Romney a 70% chance of winning Mississippi. … [I]t seems clear that Romney is doing better in both of these states than many might have otherwise expected. If he manages to win one of them next Tuesday, then it will at the very least put the lie to the argument that Romney can’t win a primary in a Southern state. If he wins both of them, then the argument that either Santorum or Gingrich have any conceivable chance of winning the nomination will have been utterly destroyed.