Less than 35% of registered GOP voters in county turnout for primaryby Andrew Abramson | January 31st, 2012
While a high Republican voter turnout was credited for the GOP’s dominance in the 2010 midterms, only 34.7 of registered Republican voters in Palm Beach County turned out for the 2012 primary.
In 2008, 44 percent of GOP voters went to the polls in an race that helped John McCain win the nomination.
In a low turnout, Mitt Romney easily won in Palm Beach County with about 54 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich had about 28 percent, Rick Santorum 10 percent and Ron Paul around 7 percent.
Time will tell what the low turnout means, and whether GOP voters are unenthusiastic about the candidates or were simply willing to let others decide the nominee before backing that person in the general election.