Exit polls show Gingrich ahead of Romeny in S.C. primary

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 7:21 PM
Last updated 7:23 PM
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COLUMBIA — Newt Gingrich bid for an upset Saturday night in the South Carolina primary, the first Southern testing ground in the race for the Republican presidential nomination and historically a harbinger of the final outcome.

As polls closed across the state, exit polling showed the former House speaker ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney overall, and leading by a wide margin among the state’s conservatives, tea party supporters and born-again Christians.

Romney held a small advantage among moderate and liberal voters.

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augusta citizen 01/21/12 - 08:32 pm
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Oh yeah! My home state

Oh yeah! My home state turned out today! It was hard not being a SC citizen anymore, wanted to go vote so bad. I like Nikki Haley, but she sure disappointed me when she endorsed Romney.

Longtime CSRA resident
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Longtime CSRA resident 01/22/12 - 10:29 pm
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Romney, not Romeny

Romney, not Romeny

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KSL 01/22/12 - 10:52 pm
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It has been a long time since

It has been a long time since there was a candidate that I liked completely. Maybe never. You just have to weigh their merits against their deficiencies and how important they are to you.

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