Rewriting exit polls in Ohio

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In the latest Rewrite, Lawrence O’Donnell explains what the results from Super Tuesday’s vote show about religious intolerance in American politics.

On Super Tuesday, Republican primary voters in Ohio were asked, “How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? 1). A great deal 2). Somewhat 3). Not much 4). Not at all.”

Only 18-percent of Republican voters in Ohio say they cast their votes without any religious prejudice at all. Meanwhile, the rest of the media and exit poll analysts were only interested in which candidates these people voted for.

Mitt Romney, for instance, lost badly among the 29 percent who cared about the religion of the candidate the most. Yet, he won decisively among those voters who said they didn’t care about religious beliefs at all.

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Rewriting exit polls in Ohio

Updated