Overall, the pre-Super Tuesday polls don’t look terribly encouraging for Mitt Romney, with one major exception: California. A late surge in several surveys has put Romney within striking distance of McCain. Zogby, for whatever it’s worth, has Romney ahead. More important than the statewide winner is who comes away with the most delegates — they are apportioned by congressional district — and the Romney camp is hoping to come out ahead there either way.
Can a New Englander pull off a New York Giants-style upset, at least in California? Did the combination of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s endorsement and talk radio’s criticism turn California conservatives — who are still thick on the ground in primaries — against McCain? We’ll soon find out.