Why Rick Santorum Isn’t Likely to Switch to the Top of Primaries Like In 2012

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With seventeen republican presidential candidates running for party’s nomination, there seem to be a tough competition. Some like Scott Walker are well known because of the good numbers in polls, while others aren’t known because of low score in the polls. Rick Santorum, however, is well known even though he has had low score in the recent polls. This is because in 2012 republican primaries he went up to the final against Mitt Romney, before giving it up. Will he perform this time?

First, when it comes to the current polls, it’s unfortunate for the Pennsylvania’s former senator Santorum. He is getting low numbers which shows low probability of him getting into the final stage like in 2012, leave a lone winning the nomination. In one of the recent polls, he was preferred by only 1% of the total republican votes as Donald Trump who dropped early in the 2012 led with 19%.

Another thing that portrays Santorum’s limitation to perform well in the coming primaries is his finances. When compared to all other candidates in the entire presidential field, he was ranked among those with poor fundraisings. The money that was raised amounted to approximately $600,000 which isn’t enough for carrying out a proper campaign. Then in addition to that, 60% of it was spent in the first fundraising quarter. This leaves the candidate with so little to finance his next entire campaign, hence lowering his capability to go far in the primaries.

The debate being hosted by Fox News TV in Cleveland, Ohio on 6th (tomorrow) will be the beginning of the battle. Santorum and other six were not included by Fox News in this prime-time debate basing on their low average score in the recent polls. Santorum still has time to change the situation, but he must employ a proper political magic to pull the numbers, attract donors of ‘big pockets’, and hire well versed financial advisers and controllers. If not, he may not even be among the last four presidential candidates in this nomination race.

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