Skip to comments.Romney Dropping in Popularity Among Republicans
Posted on 01/08/2010 12:20:25 PM PST by delacoert
Over past 7 months, Mitt Romneys favor among Republicans has fallen off a cliff.
Monthly surveys by Public Policy Polling shows that Romneys level of support has fallen to just 48% among Republican voters from a high of 67% in May of this year.
Romney polled in the 60s on the first three polls but has not reached that threshold since and now for the first time he's below 50% with the party base. I don't have any theories to explain Romney's popularity slide with Republican voters but it certainly bodes ominous for his 2012 nomination prospects if he can't get it turned around.
The same polling shows Mike Huckabees support staying above 60%, and Sara Palins favorable rating not falling below 69%.
IMO, the Huckster will run in 2012. His ego won’t let him sit this one out.
I’m hoping for divine intervention to keep Mitt Hucklenty from even running.
I was never that high on Romney, but he has fallen even further in my opinion as his MA universal health insurance scheme is closer to becoming a national reality. Ugh
Is the “lenty” in your post a reference to Tim Pawlenty? I have no use for him after he let Al Franken steal that senatorial election. What a wuss.
If Palin want’s it, she will own it.
Things are slanting conservative, Mitt is not. This is puzzling?
What do you mean “dropping in popularity”? The only ones propping him up are RINOS.
Exactly - it becomes increasingly evident that “Romneycare” is an unmitigated disaster and a preview of what may be coming our way. Conservatives want no part of it, nor do they care for Romney’s history of talking out of both sides of his mouth.
He'll find a way.
Let me take a crack at it.... ROMNEYCARE.
Romney spent too much time in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts — he just got too much of it all over himself. Mix in his socialistic tendencies and lack of support for Palin and you have the reality with Romney. The electorate has to learn to judge candidates by WHAT THEY DO, not what they say. IMHO, Romneycare was his swan song in conservative circles.
I’m not sure who’s worse, Romney or Huckabee.
It’s a bit** when facts start getting out, isn’t it Mitt??!!
Romney can run on his Mittcare record.
I was actually supportive of Romney before I was non-supportive of him.
Mitt would make a fine Secretary of Commmerce, ambassador or trade rep. He does understand business, largely (despite the slow-motion disaster that RomneyCare appears to be), at least more so than many.
But his “convenient” political flip-flops, well into his 50s, are disqualifying for the top job.
Real easy......Romneycare, Huckabee.....pardons
Need I say more
Romney is worse. If he's the nominee for pres or VP, I will not vote Republican for president for the first time ever--and I've been voting Republican for president since Reagan.
At least Huckabee is consistently pro-life, and did not enact statewide socialist heath care like Romney did in MA. My biggest problem with Huckabee is all his pardons, but law and order issues are not as big a deal at the federal level as the state level.
I eagerly await Sarah's decision re 2012. If she campaigns effectively for candidates in the mid-terms, she's the odds-on favorite for the nomination. I just watched her O'Reilly interview, and she sounded a lot better than in the '08 campaign--more articulate discussing substantive issues.
Trouble is, I'm not entirely sure she's going to run. As unpopular as zero is now, he might actually be helped by big R gains this year, as Clinton was after 1994. Sarah might decide to kick back, win a Senate seat, and run for pres in 2016.
They’re both bad because they are RINOs, but Pawlenty is a Sally. Bah. If conservatives wanted a candidate with low testosterone, we’d vote Democrat.
Bingo! Especially his so-called "epiphany" that abortion is wrong.
Ah, but Mitt trumpets it proudly ...
Mitt himself has given the plan an A(?!) calling it, his greatest achievement and proudly highlights it in his recently commissioned $30,000 portrait:
The portrait depicts the governor seated at the front edge of his desk wearing his trademark business suit. Beside him is a small framed photo of his wife, Ann, and ... [wait for it] ... a copy of the health care reform law he called his greatest achievement.
But the ultimate disqualification is that he couldn't defeat John McCain in the primaries -- the weakest GOP candidate since Alf Landon.
For that reason alone, everybody who ran for the Republican nomination in 2008 is disqualified from any future attempts.
After all, if you can't beat John McCain, whom can you beat?
Yours is actually a very sound point. Romney is well-spoken and had tons of money. He was well organized. People just weren’t inspired. For good or ill (... and sometimes it’s ill; I wanted Fred! to catch on, and HE didn’t either), “making people like you” is part of this crazy game.
Romney was a PROVEN pi$$-poor Governor.
THe bishop had his chance and this is what was wrought:
Mitt Romney got a "C" rating from CATO.
And that was BEFORE Romney's failure re: Socialized medicine.
"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."
Despite selling his only home in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R) voted last month in the state's Republican primary to choose a candidate for Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat using his son's address and has already mailed in a ballot for the Jan. 19 special election.
That's where I was, too. Fred was my guy. When he went down in flames after South Carolina, I went with Romney as the guy most likely to stop McCain.
That he couldn't should tell us a lot about him and his appeal.
Well, Slick Willard just needs to go do s’more bribing and lying and he’ll get them thar numbers right back up again.
Just watching him on Greta and he really does look plastic. I was groping for some way to describe the way he looks. Plastic is about as good as any other word.
Sadly, you may be right; I bet that two years out from the 2008 election, John McCain was just as unpopular as Romney is now according to this poll. I didn't in my wildest nightmares think that McCain would win the primary, and I'll bet I wasn't alone in that thinking.
Yet he did. But on the bright side, we did get Palin out of it. There is a God and I pray to Him for a miracle that will vanquish Barack Obama and restore to the United States free markets, Judeo-Christian values, and liberty the way our Founders intended. In Jesus' name, Amen!
Romney, because he's a lot more handsome and a lot richer.
He cannot get any lower in my book — he is the same place he has been since he first announced he was running several years ago — right down at the bottom!
I really don’t want any of the losers from the last lineup to run again. I mean come on. The only halfway decent one was Fred, and he’s certainly not going to.
Huck, Romney, McCain. YUCK. Not only do they range from mediocre to lousy, they will all lose bigtime.
I don’t know for sure who I want. I love Palin politically, but might be too tainted to win. We need someone to get out there and be strong.