CBS exit polls: Two-thirds say S.C. debates mattered

Nearly two out of three South Carolina Republican primary voters say the recent Republican presidential debates played an important factor in their decision, according to early CBS News exit polls – a good sign for Newt Gingrich, who was widely … Continue reading»

The fine folks at Google Politics and Elections are downright awesome. (If you’re reading our Decision 2012 blog and you haven’t visited Google Politics and Elections yet, we highly recommend that you do so. Immediately) On Thursday they created a … Continue reading»

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Voters trickled into the Westminster Presbyterian Church on a stormy Saturday to cast their ballots in a primary election that could shift the course of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. After a strong showing … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney’s faith could make a difference

GILBERT, S. C. — Lois Buffington shook her head when she talked about the evangelical Christians she knows who won’t vote for Mitt Romney in Saturday’s presidential primary here because he’s a Mormon. “That angers me, and I am a … Continue reading»

Brooks Looks to Romney’s Heritage as Character Source

David Brooks paints a sympathetic picture of Mitt Romney in the New York TImes today, from a distinctive angle that many who share Romney’s faith would quickly resonate to.  His argument is, first, that Romney is anything but a coddled rich kid. … Continue reading»

Two links tonight, both somewhat serendipitously off the beaten path as it were. First, Nate Silver at the FiveThirtyEight blog compares Romney’s performance at Thursday’s debate in Charleston to what’s known in football parlance as a “prevent defense.” (Yet another great elections … Continue reading»

GILBERT, S. C. — Lois Buffington shook her head when she talked about the evangelical Christians she knows who won’t vote for Mitt Romney in Saturday’s presidential primary here because he’s a Mormon. “That angers me, and I am a … Continue reading»