Mitt Romney “surges” when he and his SuperPAC outspend rivals on negative ads several times over. In Florida he has outspent Newt by $12 million, and it is showing up in the polls.
Mark Levin made a good point yesterday as to why Romney outspending Republican rivals to win is no measure of Romney’s general election strength:
… while Romney can swamp his Republican opponents by 3 to 1 or more in every state with his spending advantage, Barack Obama will be raising more and spending more to beat him in the general election, meaning Romney’s financial advantage will be non-existent.
Romney’s sole advantage will not exist in the general election. If anything, he will be in the position Newt is in now.