Friday, January 13, 2012

Since 1976, the Republican candidate who leads the field nationally after the New Hampshire primary has gone on to win the nomination.

Gallup: Mitt Romney has widest lead to date in GOP race - LA Times

If history is any guide, Mitt Romney is a sure thing to win his party's nomination for president.

Romney has opened up the widest advantage to date over his Republican rivals in a nationwide Gallup survey, and for the first time has the support of more than a third of GOP voters.

Romney leads Rick Santorum 34-15%, with Newt Gingrich at 14% and Ron Paul at 13% in the survey, conducted from Jan. 7-11 among a nationwide sample of 1,188 Republican registered voters.