Polls show tight race between Gingrich, Romney in Deep South
March 12th, 2012
12:07 PM ET
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Polls show tight race between Gingrich, Romney in Deep South

Washington (CNN) - Despite calling contests in the South "a bit of an away game" last week, Mitt Romney appears to be in a virtual tie in two polls released Monday for this week's Alabama and Mississippi primaries.

In a poll of likely voters in Mississippi's Republican primary, Romney led rival Newt Gingrich, 34% to 32%, which was within the poll's sampling margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning they were essentially tied. The survey was conducted Saturday and Sunday. And a poll of likely voters in Alabama's primary conducted Friday through Sunday showed Gingrich holding a 2-point lead there - 34% to 31% - but again within the poll's sampling error.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
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  1. Diana

    Gingrich,
    Americans do not want an adulterer as Commander in Chief.
    Nor do Americans want an adulteress as First Lady.
    Both these positions are honorable.

    Gingrich and wife/adulteress #3 are not.

    March 12, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    It would best serve Mitt Romney's interests for Newt Gingrich to make up ground on Santorum by winning both southern states tomorrow. Have you noticed how the current total number of delegates for Gringrich, Santorum, and Paul combined are still less than the current total number of delegates for Mitt Romney?

    March 12, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  3. Dave

    I hope my friends in the south vote for Romney. He is the only chance we have to beat Obama in November.

    March 12, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |