Early exit poll results show female, conservative and older voters helped Mitt Romney win Vermont’s Republican presidential primary.
About half of Vermont’s GOP voters described themselves as moderate or liberal, and Romney and Ron Paul each picked up about a third of those votes. But Romney also won over about 4 in 10 of the conservatives.
About 4 in 10 women favored Romney, as did nearly half of voters age 65 or older.
Preliminary results from the Vermont exit poll include 1,027 voters. The survey’s margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.