[Posted by Karl]
Polls don’t close for a while — and afafik, full exit polls won’t be available until then. But Drudge leaked an early exit poll topline, which may or may not be reliable, as anyone who suffered through 2000 (or 2004 for that matter) knows. Some exit poll data is flowing at TIME, the NYT and CBS News.
I’m seeing CNN exits on Twitter, which I’ll briefly summarize here. 52% voting in GOP primary were men, 48% women. 34% said they are “very conservative”, 37% “somewhat conservative”, 30% “moderate or liberal.” 66% support the tea party. 15% of GOP voting electorate today is Latino. 39% evangelical Christian, 61% not.
Fox exits via Twitter: Romney winning 58% of those who say beating Obama is biggest priority. Romney winning seniors by 15% over Newt. Romney is last among those who say electing a “true conservative” is most important (shocka). Romney winning Hispanics by 27%. Gingrich only leading Romney among evangelicals by 4%.
Update 2: Historically, Florida is a blowout. It will be interesting to see how the margin squares with exit polling suggesting 40% are not happy with the field.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: ROMNEY WINS!!!
OK, I guess it’s not that surprising.