It’s official – Governor Dean took nearly 44% of the vote, an almost 2-1 margin over the nearest candidate (Kucinich). While this means that Governor Dean doesn’t get MoveOn’s endorsement (the endorsement would only result in a 50%+ showing), it’s a strong statement of support from the more than 139,000 voters who expressed support in Governor Dean.
The official breakdown of the vote getters in double-digits:
|Candidate||% vote||Enthusiastic support?|
The only way to read this is that Governor Dean is the favorite of the MoveOn electorate. Kerry received 33% fewer votes than Kucinich, yet is supported more broadly than Kucinich (not surprising, given the profile of the MoveOn voters); Kucinich is attractive to his loyal supporters but supporters of other candidates are less likely to support him than, say, Kerry.
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