Santorum benefits from evangelical surge, but born-again Iowans splinter
January 3rd, 2012
11:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum benefits from evangelical surge, but born-again Iowans splinter

(CNN) - Rick Santorum rode a largely evangelical wave of support to finish eight votes behind Mitt Romney in the Iowa Republican caucuses Tuesday night, according to CNN entrance polls, but the evangelical bloc nonetheless appeared to be seriously splintered.

Santorum garnered 34% of evangelical caucus-goers, according to entrance polls, the libertarian Ron Paul garnered 18%, while Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry each took 14% of that vote. Michele Bachmann won 6% of evangelical caucus-goers and Jon Huntsman won 1%.

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  1. Bigwilliestyles

    These guys just line up like duck-pins to be bowled over by their own bigoted rhetoric. Ok, Santorum's next; good! He can now explain some of the crap he said when he thought no one was paying attention. Game on.

    January 4, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  2. RP supporter

    Only a bunch of religioustards could have pulled this off.
    Enjoy his restrictions on your guns.

    January 4, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  3. Tom

    Santorum uses his religion to propagate his bad genes....No way will he or Paul ever be in the White House.

    January 4, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  4. Woman In California

    I would never vote for Santorum (too extreme and vulgar) but I'm glad he's sticking it to Willard. Here is a guy who pours millions into his campaigns and STILL can't get past 25%. People don't like him and he knows it he just can't do anything about it. I hope Santorum pulls it off just so I can laugh at Willard. Go Santorum!

    Obama 2012

    January 4, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  5. VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA 2012!!!!!!

    Mitt Romney has been dating Iowa for 5 years with a $10 million dollar bill tape to his forehead and still can't get on first base. WOW! what a loser!

    January 4, 2012 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Sure! Evangelicals knows about the Mormon cult! Keep up the good job!! Spent less than the cults and still standing

    January 4, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |