Religious Right Delivers For Santorum In AlabamaMarch 14th, 2012 9:49 am Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Santorum had a huge lead among voters in both states seeking a candidate who is a real conservative, winning just over half of their votes. He also captured more than 6 in 10 of those in each state preferring a candidate with strong moral character, rewarding a contender who spoke unhesitatingly about the importance of family and faith.
Romney did strongly with each state’s more moderate voters, capturing nearly 4 in 10 moderates and liberals, but it was obviously not enough. Underscoring his weaknesses with both state’s voters, he lost command of several constituencies he has generally been able to count on previously.
While he has often won among voters citing the economy as their top worry, those voters divided about evenly in Mississippi. He won that group only slightly in Alabama.