Candidates play expectation game in Deep South primaries
March 13th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Candidates play expectation game in Deep South primaries

(CNN) - The Republican presidential candidates' campaigns were downplaying expectations as Alabama and Mississippi voted Tuesday - an indication of how tight the two primaries are and the importance of momentum on the long road to the GOP convention.

Polls released Monday showed a virtual dead heat between front-runner Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with Rick Santorum running eight to 10 points behind.

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