Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ROMNEY SHINES IN FLORIDA

Tuesday's Florida Republican Primary resulted in a very strong win for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Romney's victory revealed robust voter turnout.  Romney easily thumped the Gingrich campaign with nearly 50% of the votes.  Gingrich garnered about 30% of the vote with Santorum 13% and Ron Paul finishing fourth with 7%.  Romney dominated in Florida winning large areas including the key central and southern counties.  The central area of Florida includes swing and independent voters necessary to win in the general election.

Romney performed very strong with Florida voters opinions according to exit polling.  He captured by large margin categories such as:  male & female voters, Hispanics, seniors, military, independents, most likely to win versus Obama,  and other factors.  Gingrich was stronger with evangelicals and voters who thought he was a 'true conservative'.  One key negative for Gingrich were a large percentage of voters not voting for him, but against other candidates.

Romney addressed a packed ballroom of supporters in Orlando stating, "A strong primary win prepares us to win (in November)."  

Gingrich's consolation speech professed his will to continue through all remaining 46 states.  Questions are glaring of Gingrich if he has the funds and organization to continue.  Recent lapses persist with Gingrich missing petition deadlines in primary states.

This Saturday Nevada and Maine are holding the next presidential primary/caucus.

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