Mitt Romney beats Rick Santorum in Michigan, among Catholics?

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) is a very solid, very orthodox Roman Catholic; former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) is a shhhhh! Mormon. Yet, according to a Fox News exit poll, Mr Romney edged out Mr Santorum amongst Catholic voters in Michigan. Hat tip to Allahpundit.

The two Republican primaries today have both been called for Governor Romney, Arizona by a large margin, and more narrowly in Michigan.

Of the 10% who said that they were “Somewhat liberal,” Mr Santorum had the advantage, 33% to 24%, and with 27% for Ron Paul. And while Senator Santorum carred the 9% of the voters who self-identified as Democrats, 53% to 17% (and 17% for Dr Paul), the independents (31% of the voters) were evenly split, 33% to 33% to 22% for Dr Paul. But among the 60% who self-identified as Republicans, Mr Romney won handily, 47% to 37%. It seems as though the Conventional Wisdomâ„¢ might not be all that wise after all.

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