by Steven Ertelt
January 18, 2008
Carson City, NV (LifeNews.com) — The Nevada Republican caucus isn’t getting anywhere near the media attention that the South Carolina primary has, but with a close primary election every state counts. Polls in this western state show Mitt Romney coming on strong of late and he will likely pull out a win over John McCain, a senator from neighboring Arizona.
Mason-Dixon recorded the most recent poll in the state that it released yesterday and it shows Romney with the support of 34 percent of Republicans in Nevada.
McCain has the backing of 19 percent of Republicans, Huckabee 13 percent, and Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul all poll in single digits.
Romney left the campaign trail in South Carolina, leaving the state to McCain or Huckabee, and made his way to Nevada to campaign there Friday and Saturday with the hopes of capturing a win there.
The second most recent poll — from the American Research Group — has Romney in the lead as well, with 28 percent to 21 for McCain, 13 for Thompson, 11 for Giuliani and Huckabee and Paul in single digits.
Nevada and South Carolina voters cast their ballots on Saturday and then the Republican presidential candidates head to Florida, where Giuliani hopes to make a last stand to get back in the race after finishing in the back of the pack in every state thus far.
Florida Republicans vote on January 29 in the last major primary vote before Super Tuesday on February 5.
Polls there show a four-way race between McCain, Giuliani, Huckabee and Romney — with just a couple of percentage points separating them.