Santorum Beat Romney Among Women Voters in Alabama and Mississippi

March 14, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum

Former Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania not only won the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, but also, according to the exit polls, he won among women voters in both states.

Among female voters in the Alabama primary, according to the exit poll published by CNN, Santorum placed first with 38 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was second with 30 percent. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was third with 25 percent and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was fourth with 5 percent.

Santorum won the Alabama primary with 35 percent of the overall vote. Gingrich finished second with 29 percent, trailed closely by Romney who also won 29 percent.

Among female voters in the Mississippi primary, Santorum placed first with 35 percent. Romney was second with 32 percent. Gingrich was third with 29 percent, and Paul was fourth with 3 percent.

Santorum won the Mississipi primary with 33 percent of the overall vote. Gingrich finished second with 31 percent, followed by Romney at 30 percent and Paul at 4 percent.