Looking over the exit polling in Michigan
, a couple of items pop out:
Although McCain won among Democrats, Romney won among self-described liberals, so it looks like there was some "Kos Effect". McCain won by nine points among veterans, while Romney won by ten among those who'd never been in the military. Obviously the oddball result is that Romney won among those who support the war in Iraq, while McCain won among those who oppose it.
Romney's big advantage was the home state factor. An incredible 42% cited Romney's Michigan ties as important, and among those people Romney won by 41 points. McCain easily won those who said Romney's being a Michigander wasn't a big deal. There's probably a little bias there though; if you felt Romney being a local boy was important, you'd probably be going to vote for him, and vice-versa.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, John McCain, Mitt Romney