Gingrich leads narrowly in Alabama and Mississippi primaries (Originally posted on Yahoo!'s "The Signal" Blog)

After a Super Tuesday night that was more protracted than it was surprising, Tuesday contests in Alabama and Mississippi look like they'll be two of the more exciting primaries of the season. Our predictions, based on the political prediction markets, give a slight edge to Newt Gingrich in both states: 64.4 percent likely to win in Alabama and 55.7 percent likely to win in Mississippi.

Gingrich's only two victories so far have been in neighboring Georgia and South Carolina; a double win tonight would put him firmly on the path to sweeping the five states traditionally considered the heart of the Deep South. Our forecasts have Gingrich with a razor-thin lead in Louisiana, the fifth state in this regiona lead that will surely widen if he does well tonight.

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