Ron Paul wins Iowa

Had voting in the Iowa Republican caucuses been restricted to voters under the age of 40, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas would have won easily, according to an entrance poll published by CNN.

By contrast, according to the poll, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won among voters between 40 and 64, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won among voters 65 or older.

Voters at the caucuses tended to be older citizens, according to the poll, with fully 60 percent of them being at least 50 years of age.

Only 25 percent of the caucus-goers were under 40, and only 15 percent were under 30.

Paul’s support in the caususes was strongest among the very youngest voters. Among caucus-goers 17 to 24, who made up 10 percent of voters, Paul took 50 percent of the vote. Santorum ran second in this age bracket, taking 21 percent, followed by Romney at 13 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 5 percent, and Rep. Michele Bachman at 1 percent.

Among caucus-goers 25 to 29, who made up only 5 percent of voters, Paul won 45 percent, Santorum placed second with 27 percent, Romney took third with 12 percent, followed by Perry at 7 percent, and Gingrich and Bachmann at 4 percent each.

In the 30-to-39 age bracket, which made up 10 percent of caucus-goers, Paul took 34 percent, Santorum took 30 percent, Romney took 17 percent, Gingrich took 12 percent, Perry took 4 percent, and Bachmann took 2 percent.

Read More: CNSNews.com


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