Michigan results condensed

Romney wins in Republican contest, giving him two wins so far (Michigan, and the low-profile Wyoming contest) to second-placed McCain’s one (New Hampshire) and third-placed Huckabee’s one (Iowa), who finished third. Net result? Republican contest is still wide open. Next up – South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus on Saturday. South Carolina is being seen as much the more important of the two and is where McCain’s 2000 presidential bid got derailed. This time it is probably Huckabee who faces the bigger risk because, after his initial dramatic win in Iowa, he hasn’t got close to winning again.

On the Democrat side, Clinton got 55% of the vote, with Edwards and Obama not on the ballot paper and their supporters voting for “uncommitted” instead. However, the result may be seen as a blow to her because exit polls show she did very poorly amongst young voters and also black voters. On the other hand, it means she did well amongst older voters. As older voters are more likely to vote, that’s a surer base of support than Obama’s, which relies on him being able to motivate young people to vote in unprecedented numbers. He managed that in Iowa – but it’ll be a tough act to pull off repeatedly. So again – race still wide open. Next up – Nevada caucus (only) on Saturday.

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