Florida exit polls show evangelicals rare bright spot for Gingrich
- 36% Mitt Romney’s level of support from evangelical voters in today’s Florida GOP primary, exit polls show
- 40% Newt Gingrich’s level of support — better a cheater than a Mormon for Florida’s evangelicals? source
» Pardon us if that seems reductive, but how evangelical voters relate to Mitt Romney’s faith, and Newt Gingrich’s lack of faithfulness, has been a critical question in the GOP nominating process. In a barrage of exit polling coming out of Florida tonight, this seems to be one of the few positives Gingrich can take away; while not a staggering advantage by any stretch, his personal baggage risks making him deeply unpalatable to a moralistic, Christian electorate. In the short-term, however, it seems he’s staying afloat with those voters, at least enough to keep Romney at his back.
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