This is it for Mitt Romney. He must win both the Arizona and Michigan Republican primaries. It looks good for Romney is Arizona, but the latest polls in Michigan show it is close.
WASHINGTON — A final day of interviewing on Monday in Michigan by Public Policy Polling finds what the Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm describes as “momentum swinging” in the direction of Rick Santorum.
In interviews conducted on Monday, PPP showed Santorum leading Mitt Romney by a five percentage points (39 percent to 34 percent), a margin that represents a net seven point reversal from the pollster’s interviews conducted on Sunday, which gave Mitt Romney a two percentage point advantage (39 percent to 37 percent).
PPP’s full two-night poll shows a near dead-heat, with 38 percent for Santorum, 37 percent for Romney, 14 percent or Ron Paul and 9 percent for Newt Gingrich.
In other words, it is a toss up. The fact that it is a toss up, is bad news for Mitt Romney. Michigan was always considered a “firewall” for Mitt Romney, but no, it is just a “fire” for Mitt Romney. Maybe even a blazing inferno for Mitt Romney’s political fortunes.
A victory in Michigan for Mitt Romney, however, would put him back in the saddle. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, he will likely fall off the horse. Then the selection could come to a floor fight at the Republican National convention in Tampa Florida in late August. That is because the Republican establishment knows that a Rick Santorum candidacy would be a major disaster for the Republican Party.
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