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Rick Santorum’s Three State Lucky Strike Won’t Hold Romney Back

Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri were all good news for Rick Santorum’s presidential nomination bid, results that have likely caused Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich mild heart pains. But Rick Santorum’s three state win is just a lucky strike that has no chances of holding Romney back.

For the former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, Tuesday was one of the best days of his campaign so far. An underdog having the opportunity to grin in the face of frontrunner and nomination favorite Mitt Romney isn’t such an often occurrence. His winning probably brought Newt Gingrich three steps closer to a meltdown.

Until yesterday, Santorum only had managed to win one of the first five Republican contests, as Mitt Romney was taking the lead. In fact, Romney himself was so sure of an easy win that he didn’t even bother much to campaign in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado, and now it’s obvious that ignoring voters is bad for elections.

Tuesday’s Missouri results show Santorum beating Romney by 30 percentage points, creating a significant gap between them, while former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich didn’t even make it on the ballot. In Minnesota, Santorum outran U.S. Representative Ron Paul by 18 points, while Romney only managed to come in third. Finally, the Colorado results have Santorum and Romney really close, by a difference of only five points.

The results didn’t break down Mitt Romney’s confidence. As he stood in front of his supporters in Denver he said: “This was a good night for Rick Santorum. We’ll keep on campaigning down the road, but I expect to become our nominee, with your help”.

Although Santorum won the last three caucuses, Mitt Romney still leads the polls. However, based on a Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday it became clear that Romney experienced a minor drop in support. The former Massachusetts governor was backed by 29 percent of Republican voters at the beginning of the months, a minor drop from the 30 percent support recorded in early January.

Chris Jackson, research director for Ipsos public affairs, explains why: “He still hasn’t really convinced all the Republicans across the country that he’s the gut to get behind”.

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