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Primary prediction contest!

As voters stream -- we hope -- to polling places in Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico today, it's time for a time-honored Fix primary day tradition: predicting the winners!

Here's what we are looking for:

1. Order of finish -- with percentages -- in the Alabama Democratic gubernatorial race between Rep. Artur Davis and state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks.

2. Percentage of the vote that party-switching Rep. Parker Griffith wins in his maiden voyage in a Republican primary in the northern Alabama 5th district.

Polls close in Alabama and Mississippi at 8 pm eastern so no predictions offered after that time will be eligible to win the official Fix t-shirt.

All predictions must be made in the comments section below to be eligible. And, if you need a primer on the primaries today, make sure to check out our "What to Watch For" post from the Fix earlier today.

Don't forget to bookmark the New Mexico, Alabama and Mississippi election results pages to follow the action tonight.

Predict away!

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 1, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
Categories:  Governors , House  
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Comments

Gallup's generic polling shows the number of voters saying that they would vote for Republicans rising three points from last week, while the number saying they will vote for Democrats dropped four points. The 49%-43% lead for the Republicans is the largest that the pollster has ever recorded for the party. Moreover, Democratic enthusiasm for voting this fall fell a point, while enthusiasm among Republicans stayed about fifteen points higher. This indicates an even wider lead for Republicans once Gallup imposes a likely voter screen this fall.

The ObamaNation is about to have a very bad November.

Posted by: battleground51 | June 1, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

37th deserves a T-shirt for that post. Reminds me of Cliff Clavin's time on Jeopardy.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 1, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Davis - 53.7%
Sparks - 46.3%

Griffith - 44.2%

Posted by: TunaMcDermott | June 1, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Sparks - 52%
Davis - 48%

Griffith - 35% (and will lose in the runoff)

Also, I live in Mississippi, and I think MS-01 and MS-04 will be worth watching:

MS-01
Nunnelee - 46%
Ross - 36%
McGlowan - 18%

MS-04
Palazzo - 59%
Tegerdine - 41%

Posted by: nsanford8493 | June 1, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Governor:

Davis: 53
Sparks: 47

Alabama House:

Griffith: 42

Posted by: pinwizard39 | June 1, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse


ALabama
Sparks - 57%
Davis - 43%

5th District - Griffiths - 37%

you mean I would get a t-shirt if I win???


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 1, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Governor
Davis 52.9%, Sparks 47.0%

AL-05
Griffiths to get 45.6%, heading to a runoff.

Posted by: JayPen | June 1, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

AL-Governor:

Davis 57%
Sparks 43%

AL5:
Griffith 39%

Posted by: fourhourelection | June 1, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Gov. Dem. Primary: Davis-54, Sparks-46

Alabama Fifth GOP Primary: Griffith-43

Posted by: madoug | June 1, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

AL-Gov:

Davis 51.3%
Sparks 48.5%

AL-05:

Griffith 44.5%

Posted by: mcgruff4-06 | June 1, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Al Governor:
Davis 53%
Sparks 47%

Al Congress
Griffth 43%

Posted by: culader | June 1, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Davis 50%, Sparks 47%

Griffith 41%

Posted by: dirtybusiness | June 1, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Gov.: Sparks 54 Davis 46

House Griffith 46

Posted by: efjsdo | June 1, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Gov.: Sparks 54 Davis 46

House Griffith 46

Posted by: efjsdo | June 1, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Gov D; Sparks 53 Davis 47
Alabama House R; Griffith 46

Posted by: ma261988 | June 1, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

AL Gov. (D): Davis 53%, Sparks 44%
AL-5 (R): Griffith 46%

Posted by: angrydoug1 | June 1, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Governor D

Sparks 53
Davis 47

Alabama 5th District R

Griffith 45

Posted by: ma261988 | June 1, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Sparks 52
Davis 48

Griffith 41

Posted by: nobody333 | June 1, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

AL-Gov (D)
Sparks: 53%
Davis: 47%

AL-05 (R)
Griffith: 48%

Griffith and Brooks head to a run off in July.

Just for fun...

AL-Gov (R)
Byrne: 32%
James: 26%
Moore: 22%
Bentley: 15%
Johnson, Potts, Taylor: <5%

Byrne and James = Runoff

Posted by: jordangpittman | June 1, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I predict a t-shirt will be given out at the end of all of this.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 1, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

AL-Gov:
Davis - 55%
Sparks - 45%

AL-5:
Griffith - 39%

Posted by: andyroo312 | June 1, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Contests are for children's breakfast cereal.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 1, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I got nothin'

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Alabama Gov. (D): Davis 48, Sparks 46

Alabama House (R): Griffith 43

Posted by: templetontherat1978 | June 1, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

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