Our Arizona and Michigan results prediction contest winner!
By Rachel Weiner,
On Tuesday, we asked you to predict the results of the Arizona and Michigan primaries and the vote shares for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum. MARK BLINCH REUTERS
First, the actual results:
* In Michigan, Romney took 41.1 percent and Santorum took 37.9 percent.
* In Arizona, Romney took 47.3 percent and Santorum took 26.6 percent.
Many of you predicted that Santorum would win Michigan — as Romney said last night, “A week ago, the pundits and the pollsters, they were ready to count us out.” No one predicted that Santorum would go on to claim a tie in the state.
The commenter who came the closest to the actual results was coelho4187, who correctly called both of Romney’s victories and was only 3.9 points off from the real returns with this prediction:
* In Michigan, Romney at 40 percent and Santorum 38 percent
* In Arizona, Romney at 47 percent and Santorum at 29 percent
Coelho4187, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and preferred T-shirt size. Everyone else, better luck next time!