Exit polling in Iowa and South Carolina found that Republicans who decided within the last few days tended to go for Rubio. I’d like to get opinions as to why you think this may be the case. Here are some of my guesses.
The media is pushing a narrative favoring Rubio over the other Republicans, especially Trump and Cruz. People less engaged in the process might not really think about their decision until a few days before the election. They then see media coverage favorable to Rubio and shift his way.
Late deciders in the Republican race this year may be people who in the past supported the mainstream candidate, i.e. a typical McCain or Romney voter. They didn’t see anyone to their liking, with Bush hobbled by his name and being low energy. They finally held their noses and voted for Rubio because they don’t want Trump or Cruz to win the nomination.
Any other thought on this phenomenon?