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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:20 PM
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Romney's Fading Popularity
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Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 02:28 PM by brooklynite
Source: Public Policy Polling

You want to know the biggest reason Mitt Romney hasn't surged at any point in the Republican Presidential race this year? It's because the more GOP primary voters across the country have been exposed to him, the less they've liked him.

There are 13 places PPP has polled the Republican race in October or November where it also did a poll sometime between January and March. In those places Romney's net favorability has dropped by an average of 15 points over the course of the year.

On average Romney's favorability with primary voters was 54/25 in these 13 places at the begininng of the year. Now it's only 50/35. His problem is partially that his positives have gone down but more than that it's that as his name recognition has increased, most folks moving off the fence have gone into the negative column.

What's most remarkable about the decline in Romney's popularity is how uniform it's been- he's less popular now than he was at the start of the year in all 13 places where there are polls to compare. And in 11 out of the 13 places that decline in his net favorability has been at least 14 points- the only places with more modest declines are Maine and North Carolina.

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Maybe he could shore up his support with Evangelicals by changing his religion -- he's tried changing everything else...
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  -Romney's Fading Popularity brooklynite  Nov-29-11 02:20 PM   #0 
  - Haw-haw. n/t  FSogol   Nov-29-11 02:22 PM   #1 
  - To paraphrase Freud, what do republicans want?  no_hypocrisy   Nov-29-11 02:27 PM   #2 
  - I think there's two schools of thought among Republicans.  JackDragna   Nov-29-11 02:32 PM   #5 
  - Maybe, but I find it hard to associate the words "schools" and "thought" with the GOP.  dtexdem   Nov-29-11 04:32 PM   #13 
  - That is BIG BIZ has decided to get the democratic party to carry out its' agenda  Vincardog   Nov-29-11 06:05 PM   #16 
  - Money from and power over 99% of US nt  ShockediSay   Nov-29-11 02:50 PM   #10 
  - It almost seems that the republicans will find a dark horse to run  Angry Dragon   Nov-29-11 02:31 PM   #3 
  - Who? Newt's looking real strong right now.  apnu   Nov-29-11 04:45 PM   #14 
     - Wonkette called him "the Sta-Puft demon."  sofa king   Nov-29-11 07:02 PM   #19 
     - Jeb? Rudy Nineleven Giuliani?  KamaAina   Nov-29-11 07:04 PM   #20 
  - Years ago, the kids would call a guy like that a "dink." It still fits. NT  MADem   Nov-29-11 02:32 PM   #4 
  - I still think he gets the nod  Stuckinthebush   Nov-29-11 02:41 PM   #6 
  - Republicans will start launching terror attacks to affect the election  Kolesar   Nov-29-11 02:49 PM   #9 
  - You'd think everyone would like him.  truthisfreedom   Nov-29-11 02:48 PM   #7 
  - Polls. elections, voters...  usrname   Nov-29-11 02:48 PM   #8 
  - I don't like him or any of the other Right Wing Propagandists nt  ShockediSay   Nov-29-11 02:51 PM   #11 
  - Ads of "I'm an ordinary Mormon" people have been running recently, trying to get people  uppityperson   Nov-29-11 03:10 PM   #12 
  - Newt is rising. Should Cain end his campaign, his supporters will  Dawson Leery   Nov-29-11 05:23 PM   #15 
  - I think he needs to bust out the magic undies at the next debate.  sarcasmo   Nov-29-11 06:08 PM   #17 
  - All bets are off. Romney is their strongest candidate in the General, but if Newt can keep his ego  Cognitive_Resonance   Nov-29-11 06:19 PM   #18 

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