Romney’s Religion Mattered

According to exit polls, Romney overwhelmingly lost the 60 percent of South Carolina voters who said the religious beliefs of candidates matter somewhat or a great deal, garnering only 19 percent of their support. Among the 40 percent of voters who said religious beliefs don’t matter as much or don’t matter at all, Romney won a healthy plurality (39 percent).

Note: This post has been updated to reflect CNN’s refreshed exit poll numbers.

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