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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
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.


Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/11/romneys...



Maybe he could shore up his support with Evangelicals by changing his religion -- he's tried changing everything else...
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:22 PM
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1. Haw-haw. n/t
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:27 PM
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2. To paraphrase Freud, what do republicans want?
:shrug:
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JackDragna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:32 PM
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5. I think there's two schools of thought among Republicans.
The big business, big money side of the party wants Romney, mostly because he's relatively moderate and is essentially one of them. The problem is the big biz side of the party has been courting social conservatives to win elections, and now that said conservatives are such a huge part of the party, their insistence on a far right ideologue is interfering with the big biz side's wishes.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:32 PM
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13. Maybe, but I find it hard to associate the words "schools" and "thought" with the GOP.
;-)
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:05 PM
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16. That is BIG BIZ has decided to get the democratic party to carry out its' agenda
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:50 PM
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10. Money from and power over 99% of US nt
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:31 PM
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3. It almost seems that the republicans will find a dark horse to run
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:45 PM
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14. Who? Newt's looking real strong right now.
They seem to not care about his "family values" or his Tiffiny's bill. They seem to think he's the "ideas" man, though this platform copies all the other candidates or waters them down. And the Republicans are positively nostalgic about his fights with Clinton and the (completely failed and broken by Gingrich) "Contract with America" And they're in total ecstasy that he threw his tantrums and shut down the government.

So if not Newt, then who?
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:02 PM
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19. Wonkette called him "the Sta-Puft demon."
So I hope he lasts another week before his campaign is drowned in its own feces.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:04 PM
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20. Jeb? Rudy Nineleven Giuliani?
:shrug:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:32 PM
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4. Years ago, the kids would call a guy like that a "dink." It still fits. NT
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:41 PM
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6. I still think he gets the nod
The GOP establishment will come in and save his ass in some way. Then, the tea party crazies will be pissed and will support a third party candidate which will split the vote. Ross Perot all over again.

None of the other candidates has even a remote shot at beating Obama so the Bushes and the Roves of the GOP world will do whatever they can to push a Romney.

The other option is that they let the GOP crash and burn this cycle and run Jeb in 2016.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:49 PM
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9. Republicans will start launching terror attacks to affect the election
Try to turn it into a "national security" election.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:48 PM
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7. You'd think everyone would like him.
He's on every side of every issue.
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usrname Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:48 PM
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8. Polls. elections, voters...
Doesn't matter. Romney will be on the ticket come hell or high water.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:51 PM
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11. I don't like him or any of the other Right Wing Propagandists nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:10 PM
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12. Ads of "I'm an ordinary Mormon" people have been running recently, trying to get people
used to the idea that being Mormon isn't all that different or out there.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:23 PM
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15. Newt is rising. Should Cain end his campaign, his supporters will
likely to go Newt.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:08 PM
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17. I think he needs to bust out the magic undies at the next debate.
He really doesn't have anything left to loose.
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:19 PM
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18. All bets are off. Romney is their strongest candidate in the General, but if Newt can keep his ego
and mouth somewhat under control for a few months he just might win the nomination. That might be a very good thing. Putting Newt at the top of the ticket could lead to a GOP disaster. His negatives among the electorate have always been high, and unlike Romney he has high implosion potential. Many swing states and districts could see a huge backlash from energized Democrats and alarmed independents.
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