January 19th, 2008
08:22 PM ET
10 years ago

Exit Polls: McCain, Huckabee split economy voters

(CNN) - More South Carolina Republicans say the economy is their number one concern than any other issue - but neither John McCain or Mike Huckabee have a clear advantage among these voters.

According to CNN exit polls, 40 percent of the state’s GOP primary voters named the economy as their top concern. McCain drew support from 31 percent of those voters to Huckabee’s 29 percent.

In Michigan, McCain's weakness among economy-minded voters compared to Mitt Romney was a major reason he lost that state. Michigan voters who said the economy was the most important issue favored Romney over McCain, 41 percent to 29 percent.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: John McCain • Mike Huckabee
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  1. David....Nevada

    Voted for Mitt yesterday as I am a conservative republican. I'll take any republican other than mcCain.. that man is loaded down with real baggage and is full of cronnisism. I dont trust him and he doesn't listen when the american public (70-80%) say no to his "amnesty".. After securing the border, he still insist on ram rodding his and Kennedy Amnesty through congress. If he wins the republican nomination I'll vote for anyone but him in Nov. including any sensible independent who'll say no to Amnesty...

    January 20, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
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