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Bases of support: Who's backing which candidate?

The Republican candidates are all vying for the votes of members of the Republican party in the upcoming state primaries and caucuses.

The Republican base is comprised of many disparate factions, like evangelical Christian social conservatives, centrists, and members of the Tea Party movement. To what extent are the major factions likely to support each candidate?

The BBC has asked five political pundits to assess the strength of each candidate among four major factions, from zero to five stars.

The pundits:

The candidates:

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