Tuesday, January 15, 2008

9 points is "narrow"?

From The Washington Post:

Former governor Mitt Romney (Mass.) won the Michigan Republican primary tonight, handing his campaign a much needed victory in his home state and ensuring a chaotic fight for the GOP presidential nomination.

He narrowly beat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and enjoyed a wider margin over former governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. The race was called for Romney by CNN and Fox News Channel shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Eastern time. McCain conceded defeat a few minutes ago, and Romney just declared "Tonight marks the beginning of a comeback -- a comeback for America."

Romney wound up with 39% to McCain's 30% but the Post calls it "narrow".