By Daniel Burke
Religion News Service
Is it all over now but the counting?
As you probably already know, Mitt Romney crushed it in New Hampshire yesterday, becoming the first non-incumbent to win Iowa and the Granite State since our modern primary process began in 1976. Ron Paul finished second with about 23 percent of the vote.
The NYT says South Carolina will provide a bigger test for Romney because of its many conservative evangelicals and Tea Partiers.
“For most Christians, Mormonism is an issue and he has a hurdle here that he’s going to have to jump over and navigate around if he can,”Franklin Graham told the Old Grey Lady.
Romney actually won a plurality of evangelicals (30 percent) in N.H. Santorum came in second with 23 percent of the evangelical vote, but won just 8 percent of Catholics, in one of the more interesting entrance/exit poll findings.