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Poll: Romney’s favorables now below 50% among Republicans?
Hot Air ^ | 11/23/09 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/23/2009 4:34:15 PM PST by Lou Budvis

Big caveat right off the bat: PPP is the same polling firm that predicted a Hoffman landslide in NY-23. But (a) they had Mitt’s favorables comparable with Huckabee’s earlier in the year, so it’s not like their data’s historically been screwy, and (b) this isn’t just a one-month snapshot but a trend dating back to July.

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Being the author of a big gov't health program will do that to a person's ratings.
1 posted on 11/23/2009 4:34:16 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

Mitt “Individual Mandate” Romney’s favorables are at zero with me.


2 posted on 11/23/2009 4:36:16 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Lou Budvis

3 posted on 11/23/2009 4:36:56 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Lou Budvis

Zero Mitt!


4 posted on 11/23/2009 4:37:39 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Good one!


5 posted on 11/23/2009 4:37:47 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Romney’s favorables are zero with me, but then so are Huckabee’s. I dont intend to vote for either.


6 posted on 11/23/2009 4:39:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lou Budvis

Romney and Huckafraud are going to be left standing on the beach.


7 posted on 11/23/2009 4:40:27 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Lou Budvis; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; stephenjohnbanker

For the GOP to remain a viable party for conservatives the number needs to be below 10%.


8 posted on 11/23/2009 4:40:30 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lou Budvis
Conservatives only. No more good cop/bad cop democrats and republicans.

Our government is NOT too big to fail.
Stop buying, working over time, building, and get out of debt instead. Starve the Washington beast, and take care of yourself first. We can survive without their money, but they can't survive without ours.

9 posted on 11/23/2009 4:40:47 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Lou Budvis

It will be interesting what the polls will show in mid December or January. That would be after Palin’s wildly successful book, all her interviews, and all the great local press she got on her book tour.

My prediction is that Mitt’s numbers will stagnate, or even continue to decline over the coming months, in large part due to Romneycare.

Everyone will start declaring their intention to run by March 2011, Palin will have had at least one huge bestseller, probably 2, by then, plus her proven ability to draw huge crowds everywhere she goes. That’s going to be a big psychological barrier that the others will have to try and overcome. We know that when Mitt campaigned in VA and NJ he drew tiny crowds of “dozens.” Huck drew 500 to his book signing in Birmingham yesterday, at the same place where there are close to 2000 waiting for Palin. She also drew about 4,500 at Ft. Bragg earlier today.


10 posted on 11/23/2009 4:42:13 PM PST by euram
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To: Lou Budvis

He’s not on my ‘short list’. Never has been.


11 posted on 11/23/2009 4:43:16 PM PST by SueRae
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To: Lou Budvis
Poll: Romney’s favorables now below 50% among Republicans?

It's even lower among conservatives!

12 posted on 11/23/2009 4:43:29 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Lou Budvis
For anyone in MA, is Romneycared for?
13 posted on 11/23/2009 4:43:52 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Lou Budvis

RINO Mitt Romney: “People will look back and see that I, Mitt Romney,
was the very first to impose death panels. Do you love me now, Ted?”

14 posted on 11/23/2009 4:45:37 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Lou Budvis

I bet Romney is the nominee in 12. He is the overwhelming favorite in CPAC polls.


15 posted on 11/23/2009 4:45:41 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: capt. norm
It's even lower among conservatives!

Not even in the picture for real conservatives.

16 posted on 11/23/2009 4:45:58 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vision
You think the GOP should reward Romney for throwing the election to Obama?

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



17 posted on 11/23/2009 4:47:50 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Vision

Romney is just too slick for me. Greasy hair = greasy candidate.


18 posted on 11/23/2009 4:48:38 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Vision
Busing in faux conservatives doesn’t count.
19 posted on 11/23/2009 4:50:21 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: wagglebee

Yep


20 posted on 11/23/2009 4:51:05 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Diogenesis; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I’m just saying he is by far the candidate of choice for the membership of CPAC.


21 posted on 11/23/2009 4:51:55 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Lou Budvis

>> Big caveat right off the bat: PPP is the same polling firm that predicted a Hoffman landslide in NY-23. <<

Oh, come on. Be fair to PPP. It was five points, and it was before Scuzzyfava withdrew and threw her support to Owens.


22 posted on 11/23/2009 4:52:35 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: Lou Budvis

we have got to do better
than Romney


23 posted on 11/23/2009 4:52:48 PM PST by element92
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To: Lou Budvis
I don't know why his favorables aren’t zero but I'll give him 2%.
24 posted on 11/23/2009 4:54:36 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: Lou Budvis

So Mitt’s “counting on the fact that New Hampshire will keep him alive in the early running and the “anyone but Huck/Palin” vote will put him over the top.”

I don’t think any conservatives, even those who aren’t for Palin or Huckabee, will ever consider voting for that liberal Romney. My guess is he’ll be canvasing all the hard core RINOs, DIABLOs, and dems in the open primary states.


25 posted on 11/23/2009 4:55:40 PM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lou Budvis

My short list only has one person on it. And it’s not Romney or Huckabee. Though I do appreciate Huckabee sticking up for Sarah.


26 posted on 11/23/2009 4:56:49 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Vision; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; Reagan Man; ...
Not CPAC. Just David Keene, and interestingly ... more dirty tricks by Romney.

“Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots
“Keene’s ACU also puts on the annual CPAC conference in Washington.

.In the last three years CPAC has devolved into nothing more than
an annual love fest for the most established of establishment
Republicans, Mitt Romney. It should come as no surprise that David
Keene supported Mitt Romney in 2008. “


“David Keene Endorses Romney“


“ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney
Long courted by Romney, Keene agreed to formalize his endorsement of
the former governor during a face to face meeting in Florida on
Tuesday, according to knowledgeable sources.“


“David A. Keene (born May 20, 1945) is the current chairman of the American
Conservative Union, a position which he has held since 1984. Additionally, he is the
managing associate at the Carmen Group Lobbying, a lobbying firm based in
Washington, D.C. In December 2007, Keene endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. “


“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.

27 posted on 11/23/2009 4:56:51 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Vision

If Romney is the nominee he will lose. Most conservatives will not vote for another RINO, no matter what. I know I won’t. I will write in Palin or some other conservative candidate if it comes to Romney or Huckabee or some other puke a**ed RINO.


28 posted on 11/23/2009 4:59:07 PM PST by calex59
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To: Lou Budvis

Good, the sooner we can dispense with Myth Romneycare, the better.


29 posted on 11/23/2009 5:00:46 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (There are only two REAL conservatives in America - myself, and my chosen Presidential candidate)
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Come on folks! Romney wants to be a god on planet Kolob! Who are we to keep him from this supreme goal????


Meanwhile, Romney is at 0% in my household. And, that ain't changin'.

30 posted on 11/23/2009 5:01:22 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Lou Budvis
Romney wasn't a bad governor of Massachusetts. In fact, he was pretty decent for a Massachusetts politician. People in the state may even be starting to miss him.

But if a politician doesn't have a secure base it's hard to make a winning run at the nomination after losing it.

Politicians have a sell-by date. And if you don't actually hold office now and didn't hold one for very long, that date approaches quicker.

McCain was able to come back 8 years after losing the nomination and Nixon was able to win the presidency 8 years after losing it, but neither of those examples is encouraging.

31 posted on 11/23/2009 5:01:56 PM PST by x
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To: Vision

He won the last vote in March with 20% of the vote, but he never seems to get much above 20%, not very good if you want to win elections. I don’t see where he has much hope at all thank goodness.


32 posted on 11/23/2009 5:02:57 PM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: x
Sorry, Mitt. Romney was a terrible governor.
He imposed gay marriage and RomneyCARE deathpanels without a vote (you like that, right?)
and he covered up the BIG dig (you like that, too?)

Economically, Romney TANKED Massachusetts.

Mitt Romney got a "C" rating from CATO.
And that was BEFORE Romney's failure re: Socialized medicine. He would get an “F” now.< br>

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace."


33 posted on 11/23/2009 5:05:24 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Venturer

Huckabee actually praised Landrieu as a good politician, bribing for her vote the other night. “That’s how politics works”, he said. Not for long, Huckleberry.


34 posted on 11/23/2009 5:05:45 PM PST by SueRae
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To: x

Liberals in Massachusetts may miss him but the conservatives in that state and those around it are still suffering under his gay marriage legacy and the Romneycare misery index grows by the day in Massachusetts.


35 posted on 11/23/2009 5:07:41 PM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: x
"McCain was able to come back 8 years after losing the nomination and Nixon was able to win the presidency 8 years after losing it, but neither of those examples is encouraging.

In my opinion, Nixon was a GREAT President; one of the brightest and most accomplished. It was dramatically sad how he brought himself down. But I will always have respect for him for the positive he did in office.

Romney will NEVER be a Republican Nominee. We live in a predominantly Christian Nation. Always has been; always will be. As soon as all the mormon facts really come out, his political career will be toast (again), but at a stage of finality. No rebound after that.

36 posted on 11/23/2009 5:08:22 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Diogenesis

Thank you for bringing the focus back to reality.


37 posted on 11/23/2009 5:10:11 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Diogenesis
Great quote from Reagan.

You think the GOP should reward Romney for throwing the election to Obama?

Romney did not "throw the election to Obama." He is not that powerful.

It was McCain's to lose, and he did.

38 posted on 11/23/2009 5:16:42 PM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Diogenesis
The courts imposed gay marriage. Or rather they mandated it if the state couldn't come up with an alternative like civil unions. The legislature wouldn't go for that, so gay marriage came. It wasn't Romney's doing.

Mitt took over when the state was already losing jobs every month and had a large deficit. I can't say he solved those problems, but things were better during his term than they were when he came in and a lot better than they are now.

Massachusetts is one of those states like California that are locked into a high tax, high rent pattern. There are limits to what any governor can do to create jobs in one term, especially when the legislature is dominated by Democrats. But Mitt wasn't the worst and I wish he'd run for reelection (as do a lot of people in the state, considering who we got instead).

My point isn't that Romney's perfect or that he ought to be president. I don't think so. But he isn't as awful as people make him out to be.

39 posted on 11/23/2009 5:20:48 PM PST by x
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To: Lou Budvis

That high eh ???

Mitt and his best pal, Barry, are neck and neck...


40 posted on 11/23/2009 5:40:38 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lou Budvis

Romney and Huck need gone ASAP from any chance of being the nominee for the president.. these guys represent what is WRONG with the Republican party, and have no business being anywhere near the presidency.


41 posted on 11/23/2009 5:42:32 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Lou Budvis

I don’t believe Romney’s favorables were ever above 30%.


42 posted on 11/23/2009 5:43:08 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Lou Budvis

Remember how many times Romney stood up for us common folk while the Kenyan and his merry band of fascists in DC have been rolling over us the last few months???

********* sound of crickets ************

Romney is a scumbag go along to get along politician and I have no use for him


43 posted on 11/23/2009 6:07:20 PM PST by webschooner
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To: Venturer

What, you judging romneycare? whats wrong with you?/s/


44 posted on 11/23/2009 6:18:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: x
Romney wasn't a bad governor of Massachusetts. In fact, he was pretty decent for a Massachusetts politician. People in the state may even be starting to miss him.

Romney could not even win reelection (and he wanted to).

When his term ended, Governor Mitt Romney slinked out of town as a disappointing loser, his approval rating was only 34% with 65% disapproval and he turned the office over to the Democrats.

People did not like the man.

45 posted on 11/23/2009 6:25:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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To: Lou Budvis
Romney’s favorables now below 50% among Republicans

Now?

NOW??

NOW???

46 posted on 11/23/2009 6:39:29 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Lou Budvis

I think PPP was right about Hoffman. It was a landslide if you don’t count fraud.


47 posted on 11/23/2009 6:53:07 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: Vision

Mitt's always been politically clueless. Wither it's having his clock cleaned by the high school dropouts of the Massachusetts legislature, or being against Reagan when everyone was going for Reagan, or as now, sucking up to the RINO, big gov, big tax, elderly, out of touch GOP elites.

48 posted on 11/23/2009 8:17:49 PM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: Leisler

                

 

 

When Joseph Smith ran for president in 1844, a pamphlet expressing his views (“General Smith’s Views”) was distributed across the nation. Probably penned by Phelps, the New York Herald described the document as “a very remarkable and original document…a more curious and unique thing has probably not been published since the time of Mohamet…” The following are some of Joseph’s positions*; they are worth reading for their striking humanity alone, born, no doubt out of his own deprivations:

 

MORE  -->  http://bycommonconsent.com/2007/12/19/joseph-smiths-views/


49 posted on 11/24/2009 3:28:39 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

I like the far a way, telescopic gaze. Just like Smith, scamming and stealing outright, but pointing off in the distance some fairy tail for the boobs. Then there is Prince Mitt, stealing going on in Boston/Mass such that you couldn’t step out on the street without getting knocked down by some hack, burdened with a heavy sack of looted state cash (not that Mitt ever saw anything, the dolt ).


50 posted on 11/24/2009 3:49:22 AM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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