Gingrich: Romney Will Score More Than 300 Electoral Votes

Friday, 26 Oct 2012 10:05 AM

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Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicts Mitt Romney will enjoy a comfortable victory on Election Day, taking home more than 300 electoral votes.

He needs 270 votes to gain the White House.

"I believe the minimum result will be 53 percent to 47 percent for Romney, over 300 electoral votes, and the Republicans will pick up the Senate,” the former House Speaker tells Fox News. “I base that on just years and years of experience.”

Specifically, Gingrich cites what he calls the “Carville Rule,” named after Democratic strategist James Carville. The rule stipulates that whatever percentage number an incumbent receives in final polls is the number he’ll receive in the election, The Hill reports.

For example, if Obama and Romney are tied at 47 percent on Nov. 5, that means Obama will garner 47 percent of the vote and Romney 53 percent.

Important states are turning Romney’s way Gingrich says. “You start carrying a Wisconsin, Virginia's gonna get sealed off, Florida's gonna get sealed off, North Carolina's already sealed off. Michigan's starting to be in play, I think Pennsylvania's starting to be in play."

CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow is another expert who sees Romney winning more than 300 electoral votes — 330 to be exact. “I believe he will sweep the Midwest and win this election going away,” Kudlow says.

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