Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, marking his second first-place finish in four days, following a victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday.
Like Romney, about one fourth of Republican caucusgoers were Mormon. He won a large coalition of voters consisting of conservatives, Tea Party supporters and evangelical Christians.
Nevada has the largest share of Tea Party supporters of any state that has participated in Republican nominating. Although considered a pivotal part of Newt Gingrich's coalition, Romney won a higher percentage of this group of voters.
According to the New York Times, "The top issue on the minds of caucusgoers was the economy, and 6 in 10 of those who listed it as their leading concern voted for Mr. Romney."
Romney is now the "clear favourite to win Republican presidential nomination," the guardian. Despite the recent success, he needs to win 1,144 delegates to secure the nomination.