« Gingrich camp vows to keep things going until "late into the spring" | Main | Romney camp calls Pro-Obama groups double efforts to wound Mitt Romney among Hispanics »

February 01, 2012

Young voters go for Romney

Younger voters have tended to be Mitt Romney's weakest age group, but he won more support Tuesday from voters under 30 than any of the Republican candidates.

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, which studies youth voting issues, found in a preliminary analysis that Romney topped Texas Rep. Ron Paul by 16 percentage points.

About 100,000 young Floridians voted in the Tuesday GOP primary. Romney got 41 percent. Paul had 25 percent, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 21 percent, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, 13 percent.



TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Young voters go for Romney:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.


"Planet Washington" covers politics and government. It is written by journalists in McClatchy's Washington Bureau.

Send a story suggestion or news tip.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30 31