Raw Politics Analysis: In key Romney win, some warning signs remain
March 7th, 2012
07:34 AM ET

Raw Politics Analysis: In key Romney win, some warning signs remain

In a year when electability consistently tops Republican primary voters' lists of candidate qualities, Mitt Romney has made the sale. In contest after contest, he's generally chosen as the contender most likely to beat President Barack Obama in November.

On Tuesday, voters in Ohio agreed: They thought he was roughly twice as electable as Rick Santorum, according to exit polls.

But if Romney has primary voters' heads, Santorum seems to be reaching their hearts.

Super Tuesday results

Romney may have made up some ground with working-class voters, but Santorum held the advantage on the question of which candidate "best understands the problems of average Americans." He held it in the working-class battleground of Ohio; he held it in the evangelical stronghold of Tennessee. He didn't capture it in Vermont, where Romney scored a major win Tuesday; there, the title went to ... Ron Paul.


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  1. Andrea

    I was very happy watching the primary results with CNN last night until I saw Erin Burnett. I switched right off; I cannot stand listening to her or watching her. The new show Upfront is well put together and fills a void but I do not watch it; I cannot stand listening or watching her; she is in way above her capabilities or on line presence. My mother, husband and friends feel the same way; anyone else out there insulted by her presence on CN

    March 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm |