Posted by The P/Oed Patriot
Exit polling is showing that Romney, now at 49%, is very close to attaining the 53% needed to claim a majority in Florida. If Romney’s lead turns out to be accurate and continues he will earn all 50 of Florida’s delegates.
There doesn’t appear to be any hope for Gingrich, who is only at 33%, since the polls close at 7PM EST in most of Florida and the polls in the more conservative panhandle close at 8PM EST.
Even if Romney carries Florida Newt Gingrich has sworn to press on all the way to the Republican National Convention.
According to the LA Times, the Gingrich campaign says a Florida win isn’t enough to guarantee that Romney will win the nomination:
“The Gingrich campaign argues that, even with a Florida win, Romney will have less than 10% of the delegates needed to lock up the nomination. Realistically, no candidate will be able to accumulate the necessary 1,144 delegates before mid-April, at the earliest.
But added to the 35 delegates Romney already has, the 50 delegates from Florida will give him a significant lead over Gingrich’s 25.