Crossover Democrats Overwhelmingly Back Santorum
Can someone explain how this is not disenfranchising republican votes one by one?
Did the Santorum campaign’s effort to get Democrats to vote for him — as well as the left’s push to support Santorum over Romney — work?
It has produced results, according to the exit polls. But it’s unclear — so far — if it was enough to help Santorum win in tonight’s Michigan primary.
Per the exits, 9% of GOP primary voters in Michigan are Democrats, and Santorum gets a whopping 53% of these folks, compared with 17% for both Romney and Paul. (By contrast, 60% are self-described Republicans, and Romney wins them over Santorum, 47%-37%.)
Santorum also overperforms among those who describe themselves as “somewhat liberal.”