As anticipated, Mitt Romney won big in the Nevada caucuses Saturday. As of this morning, former Massachusetts governor had garnered 47.6% of the vote, out-distancing second-place finisher Newt Gingrich by nearly 25 percentage points.
More problematic for Gingrich, though, was not Romney’s margin of victory, which was anticipated by many. It was Ron Paul’s third place finish, close behind Gingrich. Gingrich won 22.7% of the vote, while Paul got 18.6%.
Also in deep trouble was fourth-place finisher Rick Santorum. He got just 11.1% of the vote, well out of the race, and it looks like his top finish in Iowa was just a fluke. Read