Clean Sweep for Romney
Mitt Romney put the Republican nomination almost out of reach for Rick Santorum yesterday when he took a clean sweep of all three state primaries.
In Maryland Romney took 49.1% to Rick Santorum’s 28.9%. Newt Gingrich languished in third place with 10.9% and Ron Paul came last on 9.5%.
The win was smaller, but still convincing, in Wisconsin where Romney scored 42.5% to Santorum’s 37.7%. Ron Paul managed third place with 11.7% and Newt Gingrich limped in on 6.1%.
In Washington DC Santorum wasn’t standing and the result for Romney was a massive 70.2%. Ron Paul took 12% and Gingrich took 10.7%.
Meanwhile Barack Obama made his first reference to Mitt Romney in a speech yesterday, a sure sign that the Democrats believe the Republican race is all but won. Some commentators have made the link and suggested that yesterday was the first day of the general election which will conclude with the poll on 6th November.