The Washington Times - January 8, 2008, 09:57PM
John McCainMSNBC’s version of exit polling SEE RELATED:


\ Among those who voted in the Republican primary, 36 percent said they had reservations about their choice — and nearly half of those ended up pulling the lever for McCain. By contrast, just 29 percent of those with reservations about their choice went with Mitt Romney.\

\ Among the 60 percent who said they “strongly” favored their candidate, Romney actually topped McCain, garnering 33 percent of those voters to McCain’s 32 percent.\

\ That could be one explanation for McCain’s resurgence over the last month. Many Republican voters remain completely conflicted over their choices, and feel they are left with no great option. In a field with so many flawed candidates, McCain appears to more voters to be the best of a bad lot. Is that enough to carry him to the nomination?\

\ — Stephen Dinan, national political reporter, The Washington Times