Inside the Beltway
WHERE THEY’LL BE
The Republican hopefuls have to go somewhere Tuesday night as they wait out the opinions of about 325,000 New Hampshire primary voters. Except for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the candidates will be in Manchester, just a short ride from the city’s swell little airport. Yes, South Carolina beckons for most on Wednesday.
Mitt Romney holds court at Southern New Hampshire Unversity, Rick Santorum parties at the Derryfield restaurant, Newt Gingrich at the Radisson Hotel. Jon Huntsman Jr. will be at the Black Brimmer grill, where lobster mac and cheese is a local favorite. Rep. Ron Paul orbits the Executive Court banquet hall, and Buddy Roemer noshes at the Red Arrow Diner.
Mr. Perry, meanwhile, hangs out with fans at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que in Leesville, S.C., to await results from the Granite State.
“Can you live with Romney?” demands the National Review in a new online poll. The answer: 79 percent of the nearly 14,000 respondents revealed that yes, they could live with the idea of President Mitt Romney.
POLL DU JOUR
• 41 percent of U.S. voters would prefer President Obama be re-elected; 41 percent want a Republican to win the 2012 election.
• 19 percent don’t know, are undecided or say it’s “too early” to know.
• 33 percent of Catholics, 29 percent of mainline Protestants, 22 percent of evangelicals and 26 percent of tea-party supporters agree.
• 16 percent of Republicans overall want Rick Santorum to win.
• 17 percent of Catholics, 16 percent of mainline Protestants, 22 percent of evangelicals and 24 percent of tea partyers agree.
• 16 percent of Republicans overall want Newt Gingrich to win the nomination.
• 19 percent of Catholics, 13 percent of mainline Protestants, 18 percent of evangelicals and 24 percent of tea partyers agree.
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