After weeks of intense fighting between the two leaders, Mitt Romney has won the Michigan GOP Primary with nearly 85% of precincts reporting. He was thought to be on the decline as Santorum's campaign was thought to be gaining 'momentum' over the weekend, but he is on track to win by four, maybe five points.
With 84% of precincts reporting (via Fox):
Romney - 346,840 (41%)
Santorum - 317,100 (38%)
Ron Paul - 97,961 (12%)
Gingrich - 55,655 (7%)
Mr. Romney just out did his 2008 performance of 338,000 votes, even though only 810,000 votes have been counted, which is nearly 60,000 less then ballots cast overall last time around. So, folks might obsess over Santorum's strong showing, but Romney has both improved his vote totals, percentage, and strength over the last primary.
Not bad for some at risk of losing his native state, eh?
Add this to his victory in Arizona, and tonight is a very good night for Romney, in regards to two major victories, and claiming over 75% of delegates when all votes are counted.
What say you?