Skip to comments.Swinging to Romney
Posted on 11/21/2011 6:18:15 PM PST by presidio9
Republicans might not particularly like Mitt Romney, but they may have to learn to live with him if they want to take the White House next year. So suggests a poll released today by Purple Strategies, which surveys voters in 12 swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
President Obama's approval rating in the swing states is in peril -- just 41% overall and 37% among independents -- but his saving grace seems to be that voters there are even more sour on the Republican candidates. This critical block of voters gave all of the top GOP contenders lower marks than the president, which may be due in part to the barrage of negative media that Republicans have been facing as the race heats up. The scrutiny, however, will only intensify after the party settles on a nominee, so Republicans may want to choose a candidate who can withstand criticism.
Mr. Romney has the lowest negatives of the field, with 45% of voters giving him the thumbs down. Those numbers aren't great, but compare them to Herman Cain's. Fifty-two percent rate Herman Cain negatively and 22% say they definitely wouldn't vote for him. Just 10% say the same of Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney also fares the best of all the candidates in a head-to-head match-up against the president, running even with him at 45.
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No to the Nth power.
Where N is an immeasurably large number.
RINOmney is an Obamahole.
If Romney gets the nomination, can we please have a third party candidate?
that's the understatement of the century!
I hate him, it's like a Mormon Bill Clinton is running on the Republican ticket, and somehow fooling ~20% of republicans into supporting him.
Let me make this very clear to any insiders that may be listening... I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. If you push that him and his magic Mormon underware on me I will stay home or write in someone that doesn't make me want to hurl.
Step aside you A hole!
I’m all in; where is the gallows?
Short answer: No we may not.
It is a source of constant amazment to me how many people on this conservative website need to be reminded that, in a two-party system, any failure to vote for the least undesirable candidate is mathmatically equivalent to a vote for the MOST undesirable candidate.
The whole point of this primary season is to annoint the most likely to suceed "not Romney" candidate so we don't end up with a McCain/Obama sequel. Thus far we on FR are doing a very good among ourselves ensuring that Romney will end up with the nomination.
That being said, if it comes down to it, best to simply take Queen Victoria's advice: Spread you legs, close your eyes, lie back, and think of England.
I’d vote for the OTHER unpopular with GOP Newt. Never Romney. Aside from his politics, I just can’t stand the son of a bitch and don’t trust him as far as I could throw him. And I wouldn’t mind putting him in a cage and taking him for a spin on the highway, either.
You don’t have to worry. If Romney is the nominee, there WILL be a third party. It would probably happen with Newt as well. People will want an alternative.
I can’t find in the constitution where it says we are a 2 party system. Where is it?
Every voter owes it to their families and to their country to read “Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?” A thorough history of Romney’s pre-political and his political careers.
Also, Google The White Horse Prophecy written by Joseph Smith early in the 19th century. Ronney is NOT a conservative by any stretch of the imagination! He just might be Smith’s White Horse!
I think all the Newt bashers deserve a nice round of applause. Way to go! Now we get Romney, job well done.
Who ever said it did? Not me.
I'm dealing logically with political realities. Save your pointless strawman arguments for someone else. We have third party futility to thank for the Bill Clinton and Woodrow Wilson.
Really? Who would the candidate be? Not Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, I assure you.
Then we will have obama for another 4 years. No question about that.
A third party means Obama wins.
The 15-20% represent the NE Country Club clinging to their power.
Pray for America