Mitt’s Mormon effect: a drag in the South, but a boost on Pacific isles

The same thing apparently dragging down Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy in the South — his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — is proving to be a veritable life raft in the far-flung isles of the Pacific Ocean.

After this week’s Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, Amy Davidson blogged for The New Yorker about the strong likelihood Romney’s LDS faith cost him votes in both states.

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