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Birmingham : AL : USA | Mar 15, 2012 at 4:19 AM PDT
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Santorum's breakthrough weakens the image of Romney

Mitt Romney remains the favorite of the Republican primary despite the victory of Rick Santorum in two states.



Humiliating. Not only the candidate social-conservative Rick Santorum beat the Tuesday night primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, but the favorite in the official Republican nomination, Mitt Romney, is also good came third, behind Newt Gingrich.

A week after his victory in the lean "Super Tuesday" in Ohio, the former Massachusetts governor has not earned less than the largest number of delegates with his success yesterday, the caucuses in Hawaii and Samoa.

If the former senator from Pennsylvania has confirmed his status can last competitor Mitt Romney, it will have to wait the test of Illinois, March 20, to consolidate his lead.

Double setback



With a total of 494 delegates garnered (a target of 1144 for the Republican nomination), 251 against and 131 for Rick Santorum to Newt Gingrich, the former head of Bain Capital is in the best position. However, the double setback of Alabama and Mississippi, two traditionally conservative southern states where the vote of evangelical Protestants is not in his favor, even contributes to undermine his image. Any strategy to prevent Rick Santorum is the former Massachusetts governor to reach the milestone of 1,144 delegates to dispute the agreement of August 27 Tampa, Florida.



Signing that his image remains fragile: according to a survey released yesterday by the Pew Research Center, Mitt Romney would collect only 29% of favorable impressions with the Americans, against 51% unfavorable.

In addition, Obama is ahead still largely his potential rival, Mitt Romney (54% against 42%) and Rick Santorum (57% against 29%), 59% of Americans are convinced that the Democratic president wins a second term.

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Callista Gingrich stands next to her husband U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as he speaks during a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama
Callista Gingrich stands next to her husband U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as he speaks during a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama
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