Paul the top pick for young, new voters
January 3rd, 2012
09:24 PM ET

Paul the top pick for young, new voters

The younger, newer GOP caucus-goers tonight went for Ron Paul, who had the support of more than half the voters under age 30, and 38% of those attending their first caucus, according to entrance polls.

Evangelicals, who still represent roughly three-fifths of caucus-goers, went for Rick Santorum: 30 % named him their top pick – but Ron Paul was second, at 21%. Mitt Romney’s 13% share may have placed him a distant third in that category, essentially tied with Newt Gingrich’s 14% and Rick Perry’s 13 – but among non-evangelicals, he led the pack, with 35% of that vote, to Ron Paul’s 28.

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  1. victor chang

    I was watching cnn live coverage on Iowa GOP caucuses last night. at the bottom of the tv screen, it said, "25 delegates at stake." Iowa has 28 delegates, why 25 of them are at stake ? I appreciate an explanation from you.


    January 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  2. rick

    people with no experience living through the cold war and who do not want to participate in a hot war, even if necessary o preserve their freedoms, always opt for the easy way out, i.e. isolationism. further, since they are not old, they dont care about the elderly. no surprise they like Paul.

    January 4, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  3. Perk

    Had enough of the talking change and young Americans are stepping up to bat for the real thing.Reinforce national security and foreign policy and he's coming across weak.Reinforce the racial written comments that are getting twisted by opposition.Good job Ron Paul's team !

    January 4, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  4. Ken

    I think the original 14 point difference was correct. If you look at the math on the CNN broadcast, you have the following:

    437-386 = 51
    354-321 = 33
    51-33 = 18
    18-4 point lead = 14 point lead for Romney

    January 4, 2012 at 2:39 am |
  5. Brenda

    Oh my gosh, your coverage of the Iowa Caucus at around 2am were so funny. I was in stiches listening to everyone trying
    to find the missing votes. I hope Jon Stewart uses this footage on his next show. I'm still laughing!!!!!


    January 4, 2012 at 2:26 am |
  6. Dan

    Anderson, has anyone pointed out yet the amazing reverse order that the candidates finished in?
    First to peak – Michelle Bachmann. She finished 6th.
    Next to peak – Rick Perry. He finished 5th.
    Next to peak – Newt Gingrich. He finished 4th.
    Next to peak – Ron Paul. He finished 3rd.
    Next to peak – Rick Santorum. He finished 2nd/1st.


    January 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  7. Katie Pfisterer

    Anderson, I am so jealous that you guys have such a visionary in Ron Paul. I wish Canada was so fortunate to have such a leader! Consider yourselves lucky and grab the momentum by its tail. Katie in Toronto Canada

    January 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  8. rich jolly

    is it possible for you to get more than 2 conservatives to comment on the primary? 11 liberals do nothing but make me wonder, do they have any credibility? who do they want Obama to beat? really I'm disappointed and turning to FOX for my coverage

    January 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  9. Dave

    Why doesn't CNN give Ron Paul the proper air time or credit for the great things he could do for our country? Ron Paul is the leader we need!

    January 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm |