As New Hampshire Republicans go to the polls today to vote for who they prefer as the GOP nominee to run against Barack Obama in November, it is assumed that Mitt Romney will win the state by a comfortable margin. But in the South Carolina primary, the next stop on the Republican schedule a week from Saturday, a big question mark looms over the vote, and a Ron Paul victory is entirely possible.
According to several national polling organizations, including Rasmussen, Romney jumped into the lead in South Carolina following his razor-thin victory in Iowa. It was assumed, further, that with Romney's decisive win today in New Hampshire, the momentum he would carry would make a victory in South Carolina inevitable.
But a major in-state polling organization indicates nothing of the sort.