The Economist has produced this stunning breakdown of the Republican presidential race. The facts on the operationalised side of the campaigns shows a slightly different picture from the polling data. Fundraising is a market based method of ascribing value to a given campaign and candidate. Those who donate are looking to back the right horse, and gain influence. Such a show of support is far more serious than a one-off vote. Mitt Romney is leading in every metric, and he will likely be the nominee. A fragmented Republican Party is only good news for Obama. Politics is often about voting against someone rather than voting for an alternative. In 2012, Obama will be re-elected easily given this field of candidates. See The Economist Article here.