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Michigan voters reveal Romney’s strengths and weaknesses


By Sandhya Somashekhar and Nia-Malika Henderson – In narrowly backing Mitt Romney, the electorate that turned out Tuesday for Michigan’s Republican presidential primary offered a snapshot of the front-runner’s strengths and weaknesses.

Romney, who was born and raised in Michigan, performed well among declared Republicans, voters with incomes above $100,000 a year, those whose top concerns were the federal deficit and the economy, and those keen on beating President Obama in the fall.

But he fared less well among “very conservative” voters, evangelical Christians and those who strongly support the tea-party movement.

Romney’s support was weaker among working-class voters, a group that was split about evenly between Romney and his chief rival Rick Santorum. more> http://is.gd/CkZsWs