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Conservatives, Mormons Help Romney Win Nevada

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) -- Preliminary results of a poll of voters in Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses show Mitt Romney's victory flowing from his best performance yet among conservatives plus overwhelming backing from the state's Mormons.

The former Massachusetts governor's support was broad as well as
deep. He was the clear winner among all but the lowest-earning
voters and every age group but those under 30.

One in 4 voters was Mormon, as is Romney, and 9 in 10 backed
him. Romney also carried Catholics and Protestants.

Around 4 in 5 called themselves conservative, tying Nevada with
Iowa as the most conservative group of voters yet in this year's
five GOP presidential contests.

Nearly 6 in 10 of them supported Romney. Until now, he'd won no more than 4 in 10 conservative votes.


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