Mitt Romney looks to avoid 4th straight loss
Molly Line on Maine caucuses
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- Date Feb 10, 2012
Molly Line on Maine caucuses
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It's interesting news Fox News poll tonight indicating which Republican candidates voters would least like to see elected.
According to this whole 49%.
Say they would be displeased.
Or steered it should -- -- Gingrich win the election.
In second place Ron Paul with 41%.
Then Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.
And this poll comes out as we await tomorrow's results of -- week long caucuses.
Analysts say Ron Paul could pull off a win in Maine where he is quite popular.
And that could mean major problems say the analysts for Mitt Romney -- -- it would be his fourth loss in a row.
Molly Line our New England correspondent is live in Portland Maine tonight what what it would have state GOP leaders been telling you about these candidates Molly.
Well they -- that the contest -- essentially between congressman Ron Paul and former governor Mitt Romney that there are the two bit of invested the most in Maine.
Ronny was here just a few minutes ago hosting a town hall forum.
-- Ron Paul was here at the end of January he's coming back to be shaken hands of the caucus sites tomorrow.
But this -- Mitt Romney's first visit -- ever -- in 2008 at a strong organization that his campaign hopes.
Will it will kind of carry through to this year here's what Chris Summers be vice chair of the main GOP had to say about the two candidates.
Right now it's a race between the two of them in the state of Maine so four years ago Romney won our presidential preference -- -- You know we'll see what happens Ron Paul's very organized but I know the Romney said his group of people together to.
What we're seeing here is essentially seeing another caucus states -- Ron Paul does have a role -- -- enthusiastic organizational lot of young people behind and but Mitt Romney as I mentioned has had a long standing relationship with Maine he won by 52%.
-- with with 52% of the vote.
About 2008 -- -- -- it's my understanding the number of caucus goers has been pretty small but the impact in Maine could be quite large.
Yes exactly in 2008 and a little under 5500.
People turned out for the GOP caucuses so look -- pretty small number -- you think about this in the grand scale national politics.
But it could have a big impact here's what -- Smith professor from UNH at the center.
Romney loses me.
Really small turnout state it's gonna be preceded the perception is going to be that he's really losing support among Republican activist and his his candidacy in real trouble.
If he wins it's going to be a question of did he win by enough.
And part of the challenge here for these candidates will be there whatever happens the results will stand it's more than two weeks before the next contests are held in Arizona and Michigan shot.
Molly Line live Portland Maine tonight -- thanks well.