Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:17 AM
ProSense (116,464 posts)
PPP: Obama Blows Away Republican Field in Massachusetts
Obama Blows Away Republican Field in Massachusetts
Raleigh, N.C. – Barack Obama has drastically improved his approval rating and performance against the Republican field in Massachusetts since last fall and now leads all Republican challengers by 23 points or more, a new poll from Public Policy Polling finds.
Obama leads Newt Gingrich by a whopping 34 points in Massachusetts, 62-28 (up from 58-31 last September); he leads Rick Santorum by 32 points, 61-29; and leads Ron Paul by 28 points, 58-30 (up from 55-30 last September). Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney performs best in a head to head matchup versus Obama but still loses by 23 points, 58-35 (down from 53-40 last September).
The Republican candidates suffer from horrible favorability ratings in Massachusetts – Newt Gingrich is at just 17% favorable and 75% unfavorable (down even further from 21-67 last September), Ron Paul is at 30/59, Mitt Romney is at 37/57 (down from 41/53 last September), and Rick Santorum is at 22/69. Although voters rate Romney poorly now, 48% say that he was a good Governor to 40% who believe he was not.
The President’s approval ratings stands at 57% approval and 38% disapproval in Massachusetts, up sharply from the last time PPP polled the state in September when it was at 49-45. Obama’s approval ratings with independent voters is now nearly even at 46-48, up from last September when it was at 42-53. He’s also improved his standing with Republicans (14-86 now compared to 5-90 last September) and consolidated support with Democrats (84-10 now compared to 74-20 last September).
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:03 AM
BlueState (622 posts)
2. Hopefully Liz Warren benefits from some of this momentum
I am hopeful that conservatives will be disheartened and conservative leaning independants will find no compelling reasons
to head to the polls and we can have new senator.