2012 Iowa Caucus Result: Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney close tie, Ron Paul third on entrance polls

By on Jan 4, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Updated: January, 4, 2012 4:04 p.m.

Read 2012 Iowa Caucus Official Final Result: Mitt Romney wins over Rick Santorum, won by 8 votes only

The 2012 Iowa caucus result for the GOP presidential candidate is almost done, with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are currently tied closely.



Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum
Image Credit: CBS News

As noted at US news sites on Wednesday, January 04, 2012, Santorum and Romney are rallying closely as the final count from the 1,774 precincts throughout the Hawkeye State is coming to an end.

As of this writing, CNN reported that 99% of votes (or two more precincts left) have been counted; and both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have 25 percent each.

Nevertheless, Santorum is winning with a very slight edge over Romney, in which both GOP presidential candidates are hoping to beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

According to CNN, Santorum has now 29,944 votes while Romney has 29,926 votes, with U.S. Representative Ron Paul on the third spot with 26,182 votes or 21 percent of all the votes.

As reported earlier, Paul was somehow close to both Santorum and Romney when each of them had 23% of the votes, while the four other GOP presidential hopefuls were trailing far behind.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich follows with 13%, Texas Governor Rick Perry had 10%, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann had only 6%, and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, who has not been campaigning in Iowa, had 1%.

Paul, Gingrich, and Bachmann have already spoken with their supporters on the current 2012 Iowa caucus result, thanked their families and supporters but noted that the campaign is not yet over.

All of the GOP presidential candidates are being expected to meet again during the campaign for the New Hampshire primary, which will start on Tuesday, January 10, and at South Carolina primary on Saturday, January 21.



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