Over at HotAir, Ed Morrissey offers his forecast of tonight’s results:
I’ll predict that Romney will hit 40%, with Jon Huntsman coming in second at 17%, Paul at 15%, and Santorum at 13%. If Paul falls to third in New Hampshire, there’s not much in the near future of the primaries — save the binding caucuses in Nevada, perhaps — where he can score a significant finish. Huntsman is a dog that won’t hunt in South Carolina, and with Santorum, Gingrich, and Perry splitting the conservative vote there, Romney could be in position to run the early table. Earlier today on Radio Row, Debbie Wasserman Schultz made an appearance on WBZ’s morning show to try to argue that anything short of a majority for Romney in New Hampshire was a failure. That sounds as though the Democrats are already starting to worry about Romney being the nominee.
Let me offer that while I share his view as to the order in which the candidates with finish (Romney, Huntsman, Paul, Santorum, Gingrich), I don’t think the former Massachusetts governor will top 40%.
Reviewing “the final Suffolk University daily tracking poll released this morning”, the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein find Mitt Romney extending his lead with “a surging Jon Huntsman” having “a decent shot at a surprise second place finish in tonight’s Republican presidential primary“. Given the latest polling trends, a second place showing for Huntsman wouldn’t be all that surprising.
What are you predictions? We’ll soon see how they stack up agains the actual results.