Florida GOP Primary Results

Florida’s GOP primary is today and we’ll update this post as results come in. Polls close at 8pm est. Our results come from the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections. The numbers won’t be updated as soon AP and other sites who use exit polls to determine an early outcome, but our numbers will be the official outcome according to the state of Florida.

Update 11:06pm est:

romney wins florida primaryWith over 95% reporting and 1,661,860 votes cast (there were 1.95 million in 2008), the results are as follows:

  • Rick Santorum, 222,118, 13.37%
  • Newt Gingrich, 530,899, 31.95%
  • Mitt Romney, 770,646, 46.37%
  • Ron Paul, 116,666, 7.02%

And that’s where I’ll call it a night …

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Earlier post …

PollingReport.com has these, latest poll numbers with Romney way ahead in one poll and Gingrich with a slight lead in another:

Romney 43% / Gingrich 31% / Santorum 13% / Paul 9% / Other 1% / Unsure 3% (American Research Group, Jan. 29-30)

and

Gingrich 28% / Romney 27% / Santorum 17% / Paul 13% / Other 2% / Unsure 13% (Gallup national tracking, Jan. 26-30)

Mother Jones has a fun tool called the GOP Primary Predictor. You click on the graphs for each upcoming primary and predict who will win the primary, including how many delegates the remaining candidates will win. As of today, you can predict the next 17 primaries until Super Tuesday, March 6, where 8 primaries are running together. More primaries will be added later and, in the end, you’ll see the accuracy your predictions.

* MJ is also running a Twitter contest at #fantasyGOP where you may win prizes for your winning predictions.

Here’s a complete list of the 2012 GOP primaries (courtesy of USA Today):

Jan. 10: New Hampshire primary
Jan. 21: South Carolina primary
Jan. 31: Florida primary
Feb. 4: Nevada caucuses; Maine caucuses begin
Feb. 7: Colorado, Minnesota caucuses; Missouri primary*
Feb. 28: Arizona, Michigan primaries
March 3: Washington State caucuses
March 6: Super Tuesday — Primaries or caucuses in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Wyoming caucuses begin.
March 10: Kansas caucuses
March 13: Alabama, Mississippi primaries; Hawaii caucuses
March 17: Missouri caucuses
March 20: Illinois primary
March 24: Louisiana primary
April 3: District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin primaries
April 24: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island primaries
May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia primaries
May 15: Nebraska, Oregon primaries
May 22: Arkansas, Kentucky primaries
June 5: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota primaries
June 26: Utah primary

*Non-binding primary; Missouri delegates chosen at March 17 caucuses.

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