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And whether -- have any effect at all let's bring -- Karl Rove former senior advisor.
The president George W.
Bush and a Fox News contributor -- and all apologize in advance Carla I have to interrupt jump I'll keep an eye on the monitors -- Huntsman comes out we'll take that shot.
The look up that latest Fox News poll has Huntsman dead last place -- came out this morning.
And only 5% nationally the exact same -- -- -- South Carolina so it's a fairly meager support.
That he is.
We expect tossing to Romney is this have any meaningful effect.
Well not a lot of effect as you say about five point three points -- percent of the vote in the real clear politics average.
Nate Silver at New York Times blog 538 had a pretty good in an instant analysis let's assume that the real clear politics average is South Carolina polls ever is accurate.
That the Huntsman got about five point 3% of the vote.
-- -- the second choice polls that have been around recently.
But they average about 32% of Huntsman supporters say their second choice is Romney which would mean if that's true.
Romney would pick up one point eight of the five point three points.
Go on from roughly 29 point seven in the real clear politics average to about 31.
And 31 and a half percent.
Point 4% are undecided about who their second choice would be they'd likely did not vote for anybody.
15% of them said they were for rob Paulson -- pick up about -- -- -- percent and right now he's in third place slightly ahead of Rick Santorum in the real clear politics average.
And then everyone else -- Santorum and Gingrich would split the remaining one point three points out of -- of out of the sport that Huntsman hasn't South Carolina so not a lot of lot of change that but when you're when you're -- -- -- in your measuring the difference between.
Say a single digit victory for -- and South Carolina and a double digit victory in South Carolina it could be important -- well.
But so win big Gingrich campaign claims that G Huntsman departure really helps -- game ranch in fact here's a quote.
We are one step closer -- -- Reagan conservative winning the GOP nomination.
Again in reaction Huntsman dropping out is that just been.
-- let's just spin I mean look if you take a look at where Huntsman supporters came from they came from.
In New Hampshire Democrats and in the end and low and moderate leaning Republicans and moderate independents.
I think it's unlikely that Gingrich is gonna get the lion's share of them and it's backed up by the data mean nobody Gingrich -- It this -- this analysis by Nate silver's pretty interesting analysis and well done.
We don't know exactly how much difference -- is but there's you know there's a clear difference though between the level of -- it's -- choice support for Romney and for everybody else.
Jon Huntsman has some pretty harsh things to stay.
In the last several weeks about a guy's about to endorse here saying for example.
He has Romney has no core which is the talking points from Axelrod.
And pull off on behalf of the president.
Now he's gonna say -- Jeanne let's vote for this guy's a great guy Mitt Romney is the one we should select.
Is inconsistency in duplicity endemic in politics so this is.
To be expected.
It's certainly what.
What people who come in won't last in the primaries that are war behind trailing the pack -- -- forced to withdraw -- They have a steady -- adamant particularly since the -- things they said they -- -- worse than that is -- look that's.
That's what primaries -- about and and and all of these candidates have gone out of their way in the debates to say that anyone of their.
Intra party competitors would be better than President Obama and I suspect that's what he's gonna base.
Senator Lindsey Graham said -- quote him if for some reason Romney is not.
It's over I hope the party would rally around him if he wins South Carolina you buy that.
Well I think it's I think it it could conceivably be over I do think there's a big contest on at the end of the month in Florida.
Romney has wisely prepared himself for this since the since early December Romney has been running a lot of television in Florida thank you will run.
I think about five million dollars -- the television in Florida by the end of this week.
And his opponents have run little to nothing in fact the only one -- run anything of substance has been.
Rick Perry who I suspect will be out of the race as of Saturday night so.
You know look at it that this contest will.
-- three and -- is a is a strong start and go and and in particularly if he cements it in Florida with a big win.
It'll linger on because congressman Ron Paul.
Campaign has focused on electing delegates from caucus states in order to influence the platform.
And so they'll go on for little wise beyond that but it's going to be hard for any candidate to stay in the race does have a big wall Karl Rove break C it's thanks so much for your -- you've -- --
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