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Michigan Exit Polls Show Challenges for McCain

Mitt Romney won a solid victory in Michigan’s Primary on Tuesday night to keep his hopes of winning the nomination alive. Some of the reasons for his victory were based upon local circumstances, in particular his long-standing family ties to the Wolverine State. But, that does not diminish his success. Huckabee’s victory in Iowa and McCain’s in New Hampshire were also based partially on local circumstances. In fact, one message from Romney’s victory is that there may not be a candidate with sufficient national strength at this time to overcome local circumstances.

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