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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets people during a grassroots rally with supporters at Lake Sumter Landing on Jan. 30, 2012 in The Villages, Fla. Romney is campaigning across the state ahead of the January 31 Florida primary.
One day before the Florida primary, Mitt Romney is ahead in a slew of polls. He appears to have a double-digit lead over Newt Gingrich.
NBC’s First Read reports that a decisive Romney victory tomorrow means many folks will believe they know where this is headed. But the big question is does Gingrich fall into that camp? In the run up to Iowa, there was a slow Establishment rally around Romney, check that, a slow Establishment takedown of Gingrich. It led to Romney (almost) winning Iowa, then convincingly taking New Hampshire. But then the Anti-Establishment crowd rallied, and Gingrich won South Carolina. With the prospect of a Gingrich win in Florida looking very real seven days ago, the Establishment struck back and Romney now looks assured of victory tomorrow. Gingrich -- perhaps emboldened by the backing of Herman Cain and heavy air cover from Palin -- pledged on Saturday to take the nomination fight with Romney “all the way to the convention.”
People wait to hear Mitt Romney speak during a grassroots rally at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, Fla.