Mitt Romney Wins Michigan By Narrow Margin, Santorum Pleased With Results

Mitt Romney pulled off a win in Michigan on Tuesday but his narrow margin of victory in the state where he was born and raised has some supporters worried that he won’t gain the momentum needed to defeat President Obama should he be selected as the GOP candidate for Presidency.

Romney was holding just 41% of all votes with 90% of precinct’s reporting while Rick Santorum racked up 37.8 percent and Ron Paul managed 11.7%. In fourth place and losing ground quickly was Newt Gingrich with just 6.6% of the overall vote.

Mitt also managed to pull off a win in Arizona, giving him two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately Michigan is a split vote state which means Romney only receives a portion of its delegates with many of them going to Rick Santorum.

Speaking to a cheering crowd of supporters:

“We didn’t win by a lot but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts.”

Santorum on the other hand turned around the victory on Mitt Romney, claiming that his own campaign’s second place finish was a stronger then expected showing in Romney’s home state.

“We came into the backyard of one of my opponents, in a race that everyone said, just ignore, you really don’t have much chance here,” he told supporters. “All I have to say is, ‘I love you back.’

Do you think Mitt Romney’s low margin of victory in the state where he was born and raised will raise more questions about his elecability against President Obama?