Dark Blue - Romney with 35% or more
Light Blue - Romney with 35% or less
Green - Santorum with 35% or more
Yellow - Santorum with 35% or less
Red - Gingrich with 35% or more
Pink - Gingrich with 35% or less
Highs and lows
• Rick Santorum captured 51 percent of the vote in Lawrence County, his largest percentage in the state.
• Santorum’s worst showing came in Bullock County, with only 17 percent.
• Mitt Romney did best in Montgomery and Baldwin counties with 37 percent and 36 percent, respectively.
• Romney’s worst total came in Lawrence, where he won 18 percent of the vote. His second worst was Cleburne with 19 percent.
• Forty-three percent of Bullock County voters favored Newt Gingrich, high highest total of the night.
• His worst showing was 24 percent in Lauderdale.
• Cleburne, Madison and Lee counties are Ron Paul country; the Texan won 7 percent of the vote in each of those counties.
• Paul’s lowest totals — 1 percent — came in Wilcox and Choctaw.
• The Washington Post reported that exit polling of Alabama voters revealed Romney’s strongest segment of the population was among senior citizens, where he had a 10-point advantage over Santorum. The other age groups — 18-29, 30-445, 45-64 — were dominated by Santorum.
• Romney secured the votes of 36 percent of voters earning more than $100,000 a year.
• Santorum won the votes of 41 percent of Alabamians who consider themselves “very conservative.” Romney only captured 18 percent.
• Of the voters who consider the federal budget deficit the most important issue, the most — 38 percent — supported Gingrich.
Editor’s note: Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tied in Conecuh County in south Alabama. Each received 32 percent of votes cast.