Mitt Romney’s weak night

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Yes, he decisively wrapped up the last morsels of the nomination last night, but he still couldn’t get over 60 percent of the GOP vote even in his more natural constituencies of Delaware and Pennsylvania:

Romney won only 56 percent of the vote in Delaware and 58 percent in Pennsylvania, home to Rick Santorum who dropped out on April 10th. While Romney avoided the embarrassment of winning with a mere plurality, never has a presumptive nominee won a primary contest with such a low level of support at this stage of the race with his chief challenger no longer actively campaigning…

Overall, GOP frontrunners have averaged 78 percent of the vote in contests conducted after the last credible challenger left the race.

Romney is 20 points behind the average at this point in the process.

Via The Daily Dish.

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