05/09/2011 09:45 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2011

Mitt Romney's GOP Backers Tilt Upscale; Sarah Palin's, Downscale

As potential Republican candidates attempt to build national support while simultaneously focusing on the early primary states, they need to appeal to different elements within the party -- men and women, young and old, wealthy and not wealthy, Easterners and Southerners, and more.

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