For the past couple of weeks, Rick Perry has been leading in the National Polls, most recently CNN. While Mitt Romney seems to continue to lead many of the state Polls for example, NH (1, 2), Michigan (1, 2), Florida (1, 2) , and Nevada (1, 2) as well as in most of the head-to-head match-ups with President Obama. I realize to lead in both national and statewide polls is ideal, but is it necessary for the nomination?
National polls seem to rely more upon the states with the most Republicans for their data. Which means that states with fewer Republicans may not be as well represented in those national polls. I would think that polls of specific states would give a more realistic view of who will capture the delegates of that particular state. And after all, isn't that the name of the game.
So if Romney holds on to his big leads in: NH, NV, FL, and MI and wins those primaries as a start, Does being the leader in National polls really matter?
So if you were Romney or Perry and could only lead in either statewide or national polls, which would you want? What are your thoughts?