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romney19.jpgTonight’s exit polls out of Michigan, where Mitt Romney has been projected to be the easy victor, show that he won evangelical voters in a bare plurality, his first victory among that group in this cycle. A Michigan native son, Romney took 32-percent of evangelical votes, compared to 31-percent for Mike Huckabee and 22-percent for John McCain. This is what Romney’s strategy envisioned from the start: cobbled-together victories built on big slices of religious conservatives and GOP establishment voters.
Huckabee, by contrast, raised more questions about his national viability with his third-place finish in the Wolverine State. Though he campaigned hard there in recent days, Huck managed to win only 8-percent of non-evangelical voters, who made up 60-percent of the electorate.


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