Mitt Romney Expected To Win Big In Nevada Republican Caucuses

It should be a relaxing day for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally

It should be a relaxing day for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney.

The Republican presidential candidate is expected to win Saturday's Nevada caucuses by a wide margin, giving him his second runaway victory in a week.

The former Mass. Governor has a double-digit lead over rival Newt Gingrich in two recent polls.

The Public Policy Polling agency projects Romney will get 50% of the vote compared to Gingrich's 25%, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal's poll puts Romney and Gingrich at 45% and 25%, respectively.

Romney also won in Nevada when he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, and is expected to get a boost from the state's Mormon population, which PPP estimates accounts for 20% of the vote.

"It's going to be a great showing, I think, tomorrow," Romney told volunteers Friday, the Associated Press reported.

PPP puts Ron Paul and Rick Santorum at 15% and 8%, while the Las Vegas Review-Journal puts Paul at 9% and Santorum at 11%.

While Romney has poured $488,460 into Nevada campaigning, neither Gingrich nor the Super PAC that supports him have spent any money on advertising there in 2012, CNN reported. Ron Paul has spent the most money overall in Nevada since Jan. 1, clocking in at $869,650.

According to Politico, Gingrich’s campaign seems to be unraveling after his poor showing in Florida.

Gingrich only attended five public events in Nevada before the caucuses began, according to the Associated Press.

The former House Speaker’s Nevada operation was disorganized, and mostly devoted to fundraising, Politico reported.

The Romney camp also dealt with internal tensions this week, after Brett O’Donnell, a GOP operative who helped improve the candidate’s debate performance, got a little too much press attention.

An anonymous “campaign insider” told Politico that recent coverage of O’Donnell’s role in what many viewed as Romney’s most successful debate yet made Romney “seem like an afterthought in reviving his own campaign.”

O’Donnell was not retained by the campaign this week, as had been previously expected.