Romney maintains strong lead in Nevada
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney continues to hold a firm lead in Nevada, with polls putting the Republican Presidential candidate hopeful in a strong position that is reminiscent of his 2008 victory in the state. In spite of the projections, figures also show former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich to be performing competitively alongside Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum – all making for interesting viewing, particularly with Republican Ron Paul hoping for a healthy turnout of support, aided by strong organisations.
With Nevada’s “first in the west” caucuses drawing nearer, the recently released polls will provide a significant boost of confidence to Romney’s campaign and add further momentum to his bid to challenge current president Barack Obama.
Organising a special evening caucus to be held in Clark County, practicing Jews and others with religious commitments were given special consideration, their votes allowed to be counted later in the day.
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s poll, 45% of Nevadan voters support Romney, in contrast to the 25% who would vote in favour of Gingrich. Rick Santorum amassed 11% of the votes, while Texan Ron Paul secured 9%.