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February 2, 2012

Romney Headed For Blowout In Nevada

Topics: Political News and commentaries

A blowout victory for Romney in Saturday's Nevada GOP caucuses is not what Newt Gingrich wanted to hear:

Coming into a tough February with only one debate scheduled, the last thing that Mitt Romney's competitors needed was a Romney polling surge, but two news organizations bring bad news to the field and good news to Romney. Two days before Nevada's caucuses, a poll conducted by KLAS-TV and UNLV in Las Vegas shows Romney with a 20-point lead over Newt Gingrich, while Ron Paul surprisingly fades into a faraway fourth:
As Doug Mataconis points out, Eomney is aided by two things in Nevada. First, is his organization which, as in Florida, has been on the ground longer than anyone else. Second, there's the Mormon factor. The LDS Church is the second largest denomination in the state, and accounted for 26% of the vote in the 2008 Republican caucuses. Four years ago, Romney cracked the 50% barrier in Nevada, and he's got a good shot of doing it again.

Meanwhile, the WaPo reports that Gingrich's Nevada campaign appears to be in disarray. If Team Gingrich can't organize a successful campaign against Romney, how can they expect to succeed against Team Obama?

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Posted by Hyscience at February 2, 2012 9:06 AM

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