Saturday, January 19, 2008



Well, not really. He is battling it out for a distant second-place finish with grumpy old John McCain. However, if you look at the in-depth entrance poll CNN has up, you'll notice that Romney won in every single demographic except among independent (where Paul drew 63%; fake-independent John McCain drew 11% and Romney drew 10%). It is also worth noting that when caucus goers who voted for the candidate who they thought "Says What He Believes," Ron Paul came in first (35%) with Romney (who believes nothing in particular) at 28%, Frederick of Hollywood at 14% and Straight-Talk McCain at a mere 7%.

I also found it interesting that 10% of GOP caucus goers were Latino. They liked Willard, although at a smaller percentage than white folks (48%). Among the Latino Republicans 11% voted for Huckabee. Presumably they haven't heard that he now favors rounding up between ten and fifteen million immigrants and deporting them. Or maybe they support that. Latino Republicans were an important part of McCain's voting bloc (25%), although Romney took the prize (35%).

Ron Paul beat McCain among veterans (18%-14%), white evangelicals (18%-6%), among rural voters (18%-14%), suburban voters (16%-12%), among urban voters (20%-11%), among white Protestants (14%-9%), among conservatives (16%-8%) and among those who thought Iraq was the key issue (29%-12%). McCain beat Paul among the elderly-- people over 60 (16%-10%) but Paul beat McCain in every other age demographic, especially among the youngest voters-- 18-29 years (32%-5%). Looks like people who will be on the planet for a long time recognize the threat of electing someone like John McCain, even over someone like Ron Paul! (Romney won 44% of those young voters, apparently Republican fans of Max Headroom).


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At 1:26 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

McCain's continued support from senior citizens continues to amaze me. It wasn't all that long ago that McCain was implicated in the Savings and Loan debacle that scammed thousands of senior citizens out of their life savingas and then cost taxpayers billions of dollars to bail them out. Anyone remember McCain's membership in the Keating 5?

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Mountjoy said...

Seniors? They're watching TV for the Titanic band. It's become a habit; why we are here. Lets save 'em; vote Dr. Ron Paul, our favorite Uncle & Grand Dad!
Then please don't forget us cousins; the seniors, nor the babies of Red Canada, who will be needing much help very soon now. Both economically & linguistically; both Spanish & Mandarin?


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