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How many of the major candidates (as defined) will remain in the GOP presidential nomination contest as of March 8, 2012?

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0.01%
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0.13%
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0.00%
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0.40%
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6.13%
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0.00%
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93.32%
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100.00%
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0.88%
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0.88%
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3.80%
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1.92%
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March 06, 2012 @ 09:00am PST
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SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 29 2012 at 08:30pm PST
Super Tuesday Unlikely to Decide Race
Peter Hamby notes “the mechanics of the 2012 Republican race are beginning to resemble those of the 2008 Democratic nomination fight, a grind-it-out battle for delegates that could last through well into the spring.”

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/29/super_tuesday_unlikely_to_decide_race.html

SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 29 2012 at 08:49am PST
I beleive that we will be seeing the remaining four, still in the race for a while yet, well past the 8 March 2012 date.
mvguy   •   Wed Feb 29 2012 at 11:10am PST
I can’t see Gingrich staying in much longer if he loses Georgia. But if he wins there, he’ll probably compete in the other Southern primaries coming up soon.
SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 29 2012 at 11:34am PST
I agree if he did lose Georgia, however from what I see in the polls, he is still ahead by 10% – 15% currently. Of course, alot can happen between now, and next Tuesday.
mvguy   •   Tue Mar 06 2012 at 06:49am PST
It’s looking now like Gingrich will win Georgia. It’s going to be long spring.
SneakyPete   •   Tue Mar 06 2012 at 07:42am PST
You have that right. May could be the month we see drop outs taking place. Will also be a long night tonight. Ohio and Tennessee will interesting to watch.
phyguy123   •   Fri Feb 10 2012 at 07:21pm PST
Gingrich and Santorum will wait for Texas before making a decision to drop out. Unless something awful happens, like Gingrich loses Georgia, I can’t see him going out.
mvguy   •   Tue Feb 21 2012 at 11:55am PST
Gingrich losing Georgia is a real possibility. If Santorum does well on Tuesday, it’s going to become clear that we have a two-person race.
SneakyPete   •   Tue Feb 21 2012 at 12:07pm PST
You are correct. It is a real possibility that Gingrich may just lose his home state. It is “neck and neck” in the polls today.
loaldo   •   Sun Jan 22 2012 at 03:18pm PST
Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich will fight to the bitter end and Santorum will try to prove that he is worth being a VP running mate.
mvguy   •   Wed Feb 08 2012 at 11:40pm PST
Or maybe Gingrich will drop out rather than humiliate himself.
SneakyPete   •   Fri Feb 17 2012 at 09:15am PST
I doubt that Gingrich, or anyone else for that matter, will be dropping out any time soon. The race will go on, and on, and on, it seems for all four.
mvguy   •   Sun Jan 08 2012 at 12:05pm PST
“Three” is leading the market now, and I think that’s a good prediction. They’ll be Romney (of course), Paul (because he’s campaigning for a cause rather than the nomination) and whoever becomes the anti-Romney-or-Paul candidate, probably Santorum or Gingrich.
SneakyPete   •   Sun Jan 08 2012 at 12:43pm PST
You are mostly likely correct and right on for the number “3”. Depending on Florida, I believe that Gingrich, will end up as number 3.
mvguy   •   Thu Jan 12 2012 at 10:54am PST
Of course, it’s also possible that the race will be over then and only Paul is remaining as a nominal opponent. That’s what the market seems to be saying now.
SneakyPete   •   Sun Jan 15 2012 at 07:41am PST
I agree. Ron Paul will hang in there, as long as he can, to get his message out.
SneakyPete   •   Mon Nov 14 2011 at 08:09pm PST
We should see dropouts at the end of January, with voting taking place in Iowa followed by South Carolina, Hew Hampshire and ending on the 31st, with Florida. These four voting states, will shake the tree, of a number of potential canidates. Will be an interesting month.

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"Gingrich will drop out, Romney, Santorum, and Paul will stay in."
3. Three.
February 26, 2012 @ 08:15am PST

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