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Joe Scarborough: 'Santorum's Going To Win Big Today' In Michigan Primary (VIDEO)

Posted: 02/28/12 09:53 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/28/12 10:12 AM ET

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Joe Scarborough predicted that Rick Santorum would "win big" in Tuesday night's voting in the Michigan Republican primary.

After a segment spent lamenting the hard-right rhetorical drift of the GOP, Scarborough interrupted Mika Brzezinski, who was teasing the show's next block of guests.

"Wait, why don't we do a quick prediction?" Scarborough said. He asked the panel to say who they thought would win the Michigan primary. Romney and Santorum are neck-and-neck in the state, and experts such as the New York Times' Nate Silver have dubbed the fight "too close to call."

"I'll go with Romney," Brzezinski said. "I think Romney's probably going to pull it out," guest John Heilemann added.

Mark Halperin and Willie Geist guessed Santorum. Scarborough wondered how many early votes Romney had received so far. Halperin said that he hadn't won enough to put him over the top.

"I think Santorum's going to win big today," Scarborough said, though he stopped just short of saying he thought Santorum would win outright.

Some of Rick Santorum's controversial statements.
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"Satan has his sights on the United States of America," Rick Santorum claimed in a 2008 speech. "This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country - the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost 200 years, once America's preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers."

Santorum has since defended the speech, telling CNN, "I'm a person of faith. I believe in good and evil. I think if somehow or another because you're a person of faith you believe in good and evil is a disqualifier for president, we're going to have a very small pool of candidates who can run for president."
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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |