It would appear that he is leading by double digits over Mitt Romney, at least in Lousiana. This must mean that Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are falling yet even further behind. Surely the time is near when one of those two will decide to call it a day as far as their campaign goes? In most people's minds that time is long overdue. If either or both do who they endorse could prove interesting.
What in some parts of the US will damage Rick Santorum's GOP nomination campaign may actually prove to be positives in Louisiana. His anti gay, strong religious beliefs, pro-life often sexist views could be appealing to the GOP voters in Louisiana.
The latest poll predictions have come by way of information gathered by surveys and presumably robocalls. Just how accurate such surveys are is debatable. Whilst some who take part will alwayss treat the poll as a serious matter others may not.
Sadly for Santorum even a good win in Louisiana will not inflate his number of delegates dramatically. According to The Huffington Post, "Louisiana will send 46 delegates to the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., but will choose only 20 on the basis of Saturday's vote. Louisiana's rules allocate those 20 delegates proportionally to any candidate that receives more than 25 percent of the vote (the remaining 26 delegates will be selected by a subsequent state convention and will remain technically unpledged)."
There could yet be hope though for Mitt Romney is Louisiana. This State may be in the South, which tends to favour Rick Santorum, but it is not a traditionally hard line evangelical rural State. Either way though it is doubtful that Dr Paul or Newt Gingrich will do well.