- Romney sweeps most groups in Florida vote (By Tom Curry, msnbc.com National Affairs Writer) But in Florida, 18 percent of the electorate Tuesday called themselves independents. Romney won 41 percent of them, while Gingrich won 27 percent.
- From msnbc exit poll:
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Democrat - - - - 2
Republican 33 5 48 13 80
Independent or something else 27 16 41 15 18
- Independent voters vital to general election win in Sunshine State (Written by John McCarthy, FLORIDA TODAY)
- Florida should adopt open primary system (Written by Francis J. Merceret, LETTER Florida Today) Florida should adopt open primaries such as New Hampshire recently held. If the parties don’t like that, they can fund private elections or hold party-funded caucuses, as is done in Iowa or other states.
- Florida's closed primary system coming under fire (By Jim Ash Special to Treasure Coast Newspapers) "I would like the parties to have a closed nominating system, but we don't want the taxpayers to have to pay for them," FairVote. Org executive director Rob Richie said.