Romney Leads the SIPP Index
Romney stepped his game up on the SIPP Index for the past week kicking his position up from second place to first place, passing Rick Santorum. With the SIPP Index getting tighter, the candidates’ performances over the next couple weeks could lend some insight into the final results of the race for the Republican candidacy.
April 3rd Primaries
The data collection for the SIPP Index is done on Monday of each week, which means that the April 3rd primaries will be taken into account on next weeks SIPP Index, this is good news for Mitt Romney because he won all three of them - Wisconsin, Washington D.C, and Maryland. With the three most recent primaries taken by Mitt Romney, the probability that he will stay atop the SIPP Index increases dramatically and could spell disaster for the other remaining candidates in the polls.
According to Wikipedia.org, Mitt Romney holds 60% of the delegates that have currently been allotted through the republican primaries. Mitt’s delegate count is greater than double that of his nearest competitor, Rick Santorum. Rick’s position in the polls and the SIPP Index indicate that the race may be nearing an end. Mitt is taking steps toward a race for President of the United States by focusing more on Obama and less on his closest competitor for the Republican nod, Rick Santorum.
Although the race for the Republican candidacy may seem, at this point, to be a two-man race, there are still four vying for the position. However, according to gallup.com, if Newt Gingrich were to drop, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney split as Gingrich’s supporters’ second choice.