If Michael (picking McCain) and Steven (picking Huckabee) can do it, let me venture a stab-in-the-dark prediction at today’s South Carolina Republican primary results. Because, with Rasmussen seeing an extraordinary amount of uncertainty and the unusual weather apparently driving down turnout, this one is up in the air.
So without further ado, here is my prognostication:
Huckabee … 28
Thompson … 24
McCain … 22
Romney … 13
Paul … 7
Giuliani … 6
Such a finish would knock McCain down a couple notches and give Thompson the boost he needs heading into Super Tuesday as a viable competitor with Huckabee in the Southern states and with Giuliani & Romney in some of the other states (provided Rudy can win Florida, of course – but his chances would be bolstered with McCain beaten). My other related prediction is the results of the SC primary will further lower the credibility of Zogby as a reliable pollster.
We’ll see. You can check results here, starting at 7 PM Eastern (5 PM Mountain).