Mitt Romney Cruises To Illinois GOP Primary Win

Mitt Romney Cruises To Illinois GOP Primary Win: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Illinois Republican presidential primary on Tuesday and defeated his rival, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, in the double digits.Mitt Romney Illinois victory
With nearly all precincts reporting, Romney had 47 percent of the votes for Santorum 35 percent. Ron Paul was third with 9 percent, and Newt Gingrich in fourth place with 8 percent. The turnout was light in the state.
Illinois GOP primary results live:
In remarks victory in Schaumburg, Illinois, Tuesday, Romney held his attention at a right angle on President Obama is not his Republican primary opponents. “Three years of Barack Obama brought us fewer jobs and shrinking salaries, but many of us believe that we might lose something even more than the value of our homes and our 401 (k) s,” he said. “After years of too many excuses and not enough jobs, income falls historic highs and gas prices, a president who does not hesitate to use all means necessary to Obamacare to impose on the American public, but leads in their late The world’s time we have had enough … “: these words to say these words
CBS News exit poll found that Romney, whose support was in Chicago and its suburbs, good performance among the graduates, Catholics and voters who see the economy as the main problem of the country. It also had a small margin on Santorum among those who identify as conservative. Santorum led Romney among white evangelicals and those who identify themselves as very conservative.
Exit polls showed that 42 percent of Republican voters of Illinois said Romney is not conservative enough, while a similar percentage said that his positions were similar. Forty-six percent said Santorum’s positions were similar, while 34 percent said it was too conservative and 13 percent said it was not conservative enough.
Illinois Exit Poll:Romney Illinois gop primary
Illinois primary results by province:
Romney was backed in Illinois by a huge spending advantage for the other candidates for the GOP nomination, as it was in other states. According to the Campaign Media Analysis Group Analysis, Romney and the super-PAC Santorum outspent the backup and support super-PAC him 18-1 on television ads in Illinois. Romney and his supporters have more than an estimated $ 3 million for television ads estimated $ 167,090 Santorum.
Also increase the perception that Romney was the best chance to beat President Obama in November. Exit polls showed that 60 percent said Romney was the candidate more eligible, compared with 23 percent and nine percent for Santorum Gingrich.In exit polls, Romney led his rivals on the question of which candidate better understands the problems of average Americans, with 36 percent support Santorum’s 29 percent and 16 percent Gingrich. In the Ohio primary, the first CEO was rich at 22 percent on this question.
If Romney won the Illinois primary:
Romney is now expected to take the lion’s share of the 54 delegates at stake to do in the primary on Tuesday, which are awarded proportionally. The former Massachusetts governor is focused on getting the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination before the convention. His rivals have largely been trying to keep Romney with that threshold, hoping to secure the nomination in the final analysis, contested in a conference.
Santorum was not eligible for ten delegates in Illinois, because his campaign does not meet the fans who could serve as delegates in four congressional districts for the elections to be identified. Neither Gingrich nor seriously challenged Paul News state.CBS Romney is now estimated that 534 delegates, more than his combined has three rivals. Santorum has 218 delegates estimates of CBS News, while Gingrich had 120 people, Paul, 42 delegates.
Republican Estimated Delegate Scorecard:
Santorum said before the election that he hopes to hold a surprising victory under the leadership of the more rural, conservative voters in the south and west of the state, saying it would “really send shock waves” with the Republican establishment. He has four meetings and subjected to 19 interviews in Illinois on Tuesday in a last desperate attempt to increase the participation of its adherents especially encourage low before going to his home state of Pennsylvania, where voters to the polls April 24.
“We won the areas that conservatives and Republicans live there, and we are very happy,” said Santorum in Pennsylvania Tuesday, after acknowledging his loss to Illinois. “We are pleased that we are getting delegates.”
Santorum’s campaign said earlier Tuesday that estimates Officer of CBS News and other media exaggerated for Romney, because they do well in the province of certain district, and state conventions that send delegates to the Republican convention. The Commission also intends to make the decision to challenge to Florida and Arizona, a few states won by Romney, to allocate delegates in a “winner-take-all”. A successful challenge would reduce the benefit of Romney delegate.
In addition to Pennsylvania, Santorum is expected to do well in the Louisiana primary on Saturday and go in Arkansas and Kentucky to win on May 22 He also has his eye on Texas, where 155 delegates offers, and which holds a primary on May 29
In the short term, however, the scheme provides much better possibilities to choose delegates to Romney. There are primary in April in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, most of which Romney is expected to win. In addition to Pennsylvania, Santorum best chance for victories in April are available in Maryland and Wisconsin.
Calendar 2012 Republican primary:
The victory in Illinois was the third victory in the Midwest for Romney, who attacked Santorum for the period until Tuesday game as having “the same economic climate and light weight of the president.” Santorum, who has been hammering Romney for his past support for an individual mandate for health care and his past as a “financier of Wall Street,” he replied, “If Mitt Romney is an economic heavyweight, we are in trouble.”
The Santorum campaign has argued that if Gingrich has left the race that would open the door to win the nomination on the strength of support for the conservative Santorum. In exit polls Tuesday Illinois Republican voters were asked how they would vote if only Romney and Santorum were in the race. Forty-seven percent said it would support Romney, 41 percent chose Santorum, and 11 percent said they would not vote.
In a statement Tuesday, Gingrich took aim at Romney for spending so much to win and promised to stay in the race, saying “we have a candidate who has powerful solutions that hold the president accountable for his failures . ” With the nomination seemingly within reach, should Romney directly to the rhetoric of the President in preparation for the general election. His rivals, meanwhile, faced increasing pressure to leave the race so the party can unite around a candidate and leave behind what a bruising primary fight.
“Tonight was a primary, but the general election,” Romney said Tuesday. “And we will make a decision that defines a nation to cope. Our choice will not be a party or personality. This election will be about principle. Our economic freedom is on the ballot.

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