Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Newt Gingrich wins Georgia thanks to CL's endorsement

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Newt Gingrich at his victory party after winning the South Carolina primary in late January. South Carolina and Georgia are the only primaries Gingrich has won so far.
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  • Newt Gingrich at his victory party after winning the South Carolina primary in late January. South Carolina and Georgia are the only primaries Gingrich has won so far.

The New York Times says Newt Gingrich has bested his GOP presidential nomination rivals and won Georgia. Thank you, dear readers, for taking our advice. Reports the Times:

According to early exit-poll returns, Mr. Gingrich won across nearly all groups of voters. His strongest support came from older voters, those without a college degree, the very conservative, strong Tea Party supporters, rural voters, white evangelical Christians - he won more than half of each of these groups.

Mr. Romney was viewed in Georgia as the most electable in the fall; 40 percent of voters said Mr. Romney would win in the general election, compared with about a third who said Mr. Gingrich would.

But Mr. Gingrich appeared to be more in sync with the views of Georgia voters. Two-thirds said Mr. Gingrich's positions were just right, while more than half said Mr. Romney's positions were not conservative enough. Nearly a third said Mr. Santorum's positions were too conservative.

To view other election results in Fulton County — including whether Atlantans will continue to pay a one-percent sales tax to fund the city's sewer overhaul — head on over to the county's online data fortress.

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