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Moderates for Mitt?

By on 4.4.12 | 10:57AM

Interesting nugget from last night's exit polls: In Wisconsin, a 40 percent plurality of Republican primary voters described themselves as moderate or liberal. But they didn't vote overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney. They broke down Romney 36 percent, Rick Santorum 33 percent, and Ron Paul 19 percent.

In Maryland, a smaller 31 percent slice of the Republican primary electorate described themselves as moderate or liberal. Romney dominated, taking 48 percent to Santorum's 22 percent and Paul's 16 percent. Newt Gingrich made it into the double digits at 10 percent.

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