Florida is just chock full of surprises. After yesterday’s primary election, it looks like ‘the GOP primary electorate isn’t very conservative.’ Looks are deceiving. Dick Morris’s take on it is about right . . .
The GOP primary electorate isn’t very conservative.
Asked how they’d characterize their own ideology, only 27 percent of Florida GOP voters said they were “very conservative.” They backed Mitt Romney by 44 percent to 20 percent. Another 34 percent said they were “somewhat conservative,” and they broke even between Romney and McCain 33-32. A further 38 percent said they were “moderate” or “liberal” – and they backed McCain by 44-22. So it is not so much that McCain converted conservatives, but that Romney ran out of them – there weren’t enough of them to give him the Florida delegation.