Wisconsin voters see Romney as eventual nominee

JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press Published:

Washington (AP) -- More than 80 percent of Republicans who cast ballots in Wisconsin's presidential primary say they expect Mitt Romney to be the party's nominee.

Preliminary results of an exit poll in Wisconsin on Tuesday show Republicans divided on which candidate they trust most to handle health care.

About 4 in 10 GOP voters in the Wisconsin and Maryland primaries say the most important trait a candidate can have is the ability to defeat President Barack Obama in November. Almost as many combined say that it's vital for a candidate to be a true conservative or have strong moral character.

Voters in the two states are among the least conservative to cast ballots this primary season. Just three states have had fewer voters calling themselves "very conservative."