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    Feb 5, 2012

    Romney Campaign: We Would Have Won Nevada Even Without The Mormon Vote

    "Even without the LDS votes, Mitt Romney still would have won decisively (by 17 points)." Campaign calls it "overwhelming" victory."

    cache.daylife.com / Reuters

    Mitt Romney's staff rushed to assure reporters after his victory in the Nevada Caucus tonight that he would have won it even without his core demographic base -- though he was buoyed by the state's large Mormon voting bloc.

    Exit polls show that LDS voters made up 1-in-4 Republican caucus-goers, and about 90 percent voted for Romney. But the Romney campaign points out that he would have won the state handily — even if Romney's Mormon supporters stayed home.

    Below is the release from the campaign:

    Just like Florida, Nevada’s exit polls showed a very broad victory for Mitt Romney.

    Mitt Romney won among conservatives, Tea Party members, women, men, low income, high income, etc.

    Mitt Romney won a majority of “very conservative” voters (51%). He defeated Newt Gingrich (40-31%) among strong Tea Party voters. He won 48% of the vote among evangelicals (48 – 27%) over Newt Gingrich.

    Like Florida, Mitt Romney won handily among voters who said electability was the most important quality in a candidate.

    Like Florida, Mitt Romney won handily among voters who said the economy is the top issue.

    LDS voters make up 26% of the caucus votes. Even without the LDS votes, Mitt Romney still would have won decisively (by 17 points).

    While Mitt Romney won a majority of the LDS vote, he won among Protestants, Catholics and everybody else by wide margins.

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