Although the primaries in Michigan on Tuesday, 28th February, showed that Rick Santorum is a more powerful candidate to stand against Barack Obama, he still didn't win. Santorum and Romney attracted votes which seemed to match with their political reputation.
Romney won the hearts of those who earn an annual income of more than a hundred thousand dollars. Added to this group are people who feel that abortion should maintain its legality. On the other hand, Santorum has support from among ardent prolifers, unemployed, religious people, and fervent Tea Partiers.
Santorum's score was close to Romney's because the previously stated groups came out enmasse to vote. Out of the total number that participated, the Tea Party had about 53% in attendance, while a lesser amount was recorded as 34% in South Carolina. A section of voters in Michigan were of the opinion that religious views of a candidate had alot to do with how they voted. About 13% of voters stated that abortion was a subject which bothered them the most, and about 60% felt it is illegal. Santorum measured up a little because of the benefits he acquired from the open nature of the primaries in Michigan. The Democrats comprised of 9% electorates and 31% independents, but 53% electorates and 33% independents were amassed by Santorum.
Although some Democrats and several independents were attracted to Santorum, it's generally believed that an underground game was played by those who were out to do whatever they could to deny Romney any nomination. It appears that Santorum drew some democrats into a coalition, and it seems so because USA Today poll revealed that Santorum is the only Republican leading Obama in a theoretical November race. Santorum has strong support from a significant portion of non-Republicans because of his reputation as a conservative. Despite the fact that it seems most politicians are prepared in a way that appeals to popular opinion, Santorum has stood his ground by keeping his word. Santorum seems to have been popularly accepted in Michigan among those seeking for a candidate who has strong moral character, and that's what he's busy radiating in his campaigns. In comparison with Mitt's victory, the votes alloted to Santorum show that Romney is unpopular in the minds of a portion of the electorates who are conservatives.