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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:04 PM

New polls show a collapse in support for Mitt Romney, "remarkable erosion of support", 27% drop

What a difference a primary makes.

New polling data shows a remarkable erosion of support for Mitt Romney in just a matter of days, both among Republican voters he's appealing to now and the all-important independents he'd need in a general election.



Gallup's daily tracking poll Tuesday puts Newt Gingrich back on top the field of presidential hopefuls among Republicans nationally, having erased what had been a 24-point Romney lead in only nine days.

The former House speaker is supported by 31% of GOP voters sampled, up from 13% a little more than a week ago, while Romney has slipped to 27%, down 10 percentage points in the same period.

For Gingrich, it's his first lead nationally among Republicans in Gallup's poll since late December.

Meanwhile a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Romney has a 51% unfavorable rating among independent voters, the highest number they've recorded in six years for the former Massachusetts governor. Only 23% view him favorably.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-collapse-in-support-for-mitt-romney-20120124,0,2578876.story

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Reply New polls show a collapse in support for Mitt Romney, "remarkable erosion of support", 27% drop (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 OP
hifiguy Jan 2012 #1
roguevalley Jan 2012 #12
RZM Jan 2012 #2
hayrow1 Jan 2012 #5
rufus dog Jan 2012 #23
DJ13 Jan 2012 #3
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #9
magical thyme Jan 2012 #22
girl gone mad Jan 2012 #4
woo me with science Jan 2012 #21
ED38 Jan 2012 #6
phleshdef Jan 2012 #10
uponit7771 Jan 2012 #17
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 #19
stevenleser Jan 2012 #20
Life Long Dem Jan 2012 #7
marmar Jan 2012 #8
Spazito Jan 2012 #11
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #13
arely staircase Jan 2012 #14
Skip Intro Jan 2012 #15
uponit7771 Jan 2012 #16
jpak Jan 2012 #18

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. This is going to be very amusing

indeed.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:57 PM

12. don't worry. he can go and hug his money. In the Bahamas. In the Caymans. In Monte Carlo, in ...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

2. Interesting, but we've seen huge shifts since this race began

 

Look at Newt. He was down, then up, then down again, and for now he's up. I find it hard to believe that he won't swing down yet again.

Romney's really the only one that this hasn't happened to until now. I just don't see him staying down either. A month from now, the polls will look different than they do today.

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Response to RZM (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

5. In this case I disagree

 

In primaries, Democrats at least, look for someone to vote for, not someone to vote against. Unlike past presidential elections, the Repukes have attracted a constituency that wants to support a candidate rather than follow along with what they are told to do by the Repuke establishment. What can Romney do to push voters to want him to be president? Once the lie that he would easily beat Obama was punctured, Mittens had (and has) nothing else except money.

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Response to hayrow1 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

23. I'm with you, he had a very low ceiling

Shot up a bit when it looked like he was going to be the only choice, then quickly dropped like a rock. His Indy numbers are pathetic, he is toast!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:10 PM

3. Romney collapsed as soon as Newt painted him as a wealthy guy

Hey Dems, hey Obama, can you see what the voters are telling you?

Stop pandering to wealth, and begin standing up for the average person and you WILL win in November.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:26 PM

9. +1

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

22. I wouldn't give Newt all the credit

Mittens "I LIKE firing people" did his best to help him along.

Stammering and looking like a deer in the headlights every time asked about his taxes...backed by the drip, drip, drip of money leaks here, over there in the Caymans, across the pond in Switzerland, and so on...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. It's interesting that Gingrich is now using populist themes..

to pull ahead of Romney.

We may end up with two fake populists running in the General election, which will make for an interesting dynamic. I think the public has come a long way toward understanding why our standard of living and quality of life has deteriorated so dramatically over the last few decades, but there is still much work to be done in getting people to accept that progressive solutions are better than conservative ones.

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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

21. Excellent post. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. Mitt, Newt, the Prez - are any of them the "Average American?

 

Name the highest ranking elected official who could be promoted as the "average" American.

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Response to ED38 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:41 PM

10. God damn that Obama for writing a book that a lot of people bought!

You heard it here folks! If you write a book and make money off of it, you don't GET to be an average American anymore.

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Response to ED38 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:16 PM

17. Obama has one house, bashers know this

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:46 PM

19. The Obamas just recently paid off their student loans

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Response to ED38 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:51 PM

20. You have disrupted poorly. IBTH, IBT-MIRT.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:23 PM

7. Ronney is frustrated.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:24 PM

8. Just confirms that many Repugs really don't want him as the nominee.....


..... they're looking for someone, anyone, to replace him with.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:51 PM

11. LOL, the person who has the highest unfavorables nationally...

Gingrich, 29/51, is beating all comers in the repub 'circular firing squad' primary.

It is absolutely delicious as well as hilarious.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:40 PM

13. I've always heard that Mittens' support

is a mile wide, and an inch deep. Guess we found out just how true that was.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

14. Go Noooooooot!

And spare me any "careful what you wish for" warnings. I wish it (Nooot to win the primary) and I refuse to be careful about it- whatever that would entail.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

15. Not that I like either, but hard for me to believe anyone would chose Newt over Mitt. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

16. The tax issue is goin to get worse for Romney

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:17 PM

18. GOP clusterfuck = Obama second term

yup

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