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Edison Conducts Alabama and Mississippi Primary Exit Polls; Santorum Declared Winner In Both

Entry by Tom Webster | Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 | Permalink

On March 13, 2012, Edison polled 1,589 Republican Primary voters in Alabama and 1,665 Republican Primary voters in Mississippi to determine their candidate choice and the reasons for their preference. Our Exit Polls, conducted on behalf of the National Election Pool (NEP), showed Rick Santorum to be the winner in both states, with Newt Gingrich finishing second and Mitt Romney in third (again, in both states.)

Republican Turnout in Alabama was an estimated 622,000 voters, with 284,000 estimated total voters in Mississippi. Edison’s election team polled 30 polling locations in each state, and our exit polls were used to determine key information from voters, including demographic data, important issues and the “electability” of the various candidates. Edison’s election team captured, processed and analyzed thousands of data points within the short duration of the primary and enabled our member clients and subscribers real-time access to in-depth analysis of the Alabama and Mississippi results.

Alabama Republican Primary Results

Candidate Percentage
Santorum 34.5 %
Gingrich 29.3 %
Romney 29.0 %
Paul 5.0 %

 

Mississippi Republican Primary Results

Candidate Percentage
Santorum 32.8 %
Gingrich 31.2 %
Romney 30.6 %
Paul 4.4 %

 
Alabama and Mississippi Primary coverage from our clients:

ABC
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/doubts-on-romneys-conservatism-help-santorum-in-the-south/

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/epolls/al
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/epolls/ms

CBS
http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/exit.shtml?state=AL&race=P&jurisdiction=0&party=R&tag=resultsR;exitPollsR
http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/exit.shtml?state=MS&race=P&jurisdiction=0&party=R&tag=resultsR;exitPollsR

NBC
http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/Alabama/Republican/primary#exitpollsanchor
http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/Mississippi/Republican/primary/

FOX
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/alabama-primary-march-13/exit-polls
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/mississippi-primary-march-13/exit-polls

NYTimes
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/states/alabama/exit-polls
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/states/mississippi/exit-polls

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/behind-the-numbers/post/exit-polls-santorum-wins-alabama-and-mississippi/2012/03/07/gIQAJeJsBS_blog.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/primary-tracker/Alabama/?customview=28,-1,total,4,0
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/primary-tracker/Alabama/?customview=28,-1,total,4,0

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