Romney did well with several key demographics, including women, the elderly, wealthy, and Hispanic voters. He also outspent Gingrich in Florida by over $12 million, which went a long way to boost his results at the polls. Santorum and Paul chose not to campaign in Florida, to instead focus on the next four upcoming primaries in which the delegates are allocated proportionally or are non-binding so they will have a better chance of securing delegates.
Despite Romney's early lead, the other major candidates have each pledged to keep fighting for the nomination, refusing to drop out of the race. With only a small number of delegates assigned so far, the nomination is still a long way away for any candidate. Next, the race for GOP nominee will move to Nevada, where caucuses on Saturday, February 4 will determine the allocation of the state's 28 delegates. Caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado the following Tuesday, February 7, will determine the non-binding allocation of delegates from those states.