Miami Beach, Florida — Good news: Rick Santorum
says his daughter has “had a miraculous turnaround” and, while
she’s suffering from pneumonia and will be in the hospital several
more days, she’s in good enough condition that her father feels
comfortable returning to the campaign trail. He won’t be returning
to Florida, however. His campaign released a schedule to reporters
Sunday night that takes him to Missouri and Minnesota on Monday and
to Colorado on Tuesday morning; all three states hold primaries on
February 7. Santorum will be in Nevada, which holds its caucus on
February 4, when the Florida results come in on Tuesday night.
Despite being off the campaign trail, Santorum has actually
risen slightly in the Florida polls; in the RealClearPolitics
rolling average, he’s gone from 10.4% on Thursday to 13.4% on
Sunday, with the spike driven by the results of PPP and NBC
News/Marist polls in which he got 15% and 16%, respectively. It
could be a statistical blip, but I suspect it’s real; it’s not
surprising that the Newt vs. Mitt slugfest would drive some voter
away from both of them and thus toward Santorum.
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