Tuesday proved to be a good one for Mitt Romney as he wins in Arizona and his home State of Michigan. One bit of bad news for Romney is that despite winning the popular vote in Michigan, Rick Santorum may end up with more delegates (see final MI results here). Also, Romney’s 3 point win was by a smaller margin than four years ago, but first place is better than second. Romney claims all of Arizona’s delegates as it was a winner take all State. To be sure, Romney seizes the momentum going into Super Tuesday next week.
Saturday is the Washington Caucus where Santorum leads by 11 according to this poll.
As it stands now Super Tuesday RCP averages are:
Other most recent Super Tuesday polls:
In other words, Super Tuesday may not settle things and while Romney has momentum he has a lot of work to do if he’s going to wrap up the nomination.
Here’s the latest national RCP Averages, Delegate Counts (subject to changes as final MI results come in) and Intrade projections:
Speaker Gingrich will visit the State Capitol this morning, speaking to the House and I assume the Senate also. We’ll keep you up to date as Candidates visit Georgia over the next week.