Skip to comments.Poll: 42% of GOP voters favor Romney
Posted on 04/12/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
PRINCETON, N.J., April 11 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is the preferred presidential candidates of 42 percent of Republicans nationwide, Gallup said Wednesday.
Rick Santorum, who announced Tuesday he was suspending his campaign, was the choice of 24 percent of Republicans in the poll completed before he made his announcement, the Princeton, N.J., pollster said.
Romney has held the edge over Santorum since late February and has been the leader for all but two brief periods this year.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 10 percent.
Even though Romney has been among the leaders throughout the GOP nomination process, Republicans' lack of enthusiasm for him has shown several times when he either shared or lost the lead, Gallup said.
Gallup said it was shifting its tracking to measure general election preferences between President Obama and Romney, with the first results to be reported Monday.
Romney's 42 percent in Gallup's final 2012 nomination preference poll is among the lowest Gallup has measured for a party nominee in its final poll since 1972, the pollster said.
Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews conducted April 4-9 with 1,149 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.
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> 42% of GOP voters favor Romney
Does this mean that 42% of the GOP is actually Democrats.
Does this mean 58% want a brokered convention?
I’m one of the 58% who will not vote for him.
Only 42% want Milt? Maybe 58% of respondents didn’t understand that the GOPe has selected Milt for our own good? We need to get our mind right. The GOPe is just looking out for us after all.
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The 42% who favor romney are either liberal or don’t have all the history of romney. Obama will ensure they know he is as liberal as he is; thus depressing the republlican vote.
The GOP serves up a Massachusetts liberal for nominee. Yeah, that’s the ticket for grassroots enthusiasm! In my neck of the woods, my stalwart Republican friends/relatives who are usually champing at the bit to talk about politics, have zero excitement towards the election, and whenever I bring up the topic, just roll their eyes, and want to switch subjects. A total reversal from 2010.
It seems so unlikely that a Republican presidential candidate left of McCain can be helped with a Palin-esque VP pick. Romney is the final nail in the coffin.
Im one of the 58% who will vote AGAINST him.
And 58% can’t stand him!
Alnost wet myself.
It’s psychology - people naturally want to back a winner, and since the MSM, Drudge, etc. have managed to create the meme that Romney is “inevitable,” the weaker-minded are naturally starting to gravitate toward him.
Newt needs to (politely) smash Romney, starting yesterday, if he hopes to have a chance. Remind people WHY they have this distaste in their mouths after saying Romney’s name.
So why aren’t there attempts to get RINO Romney disqualified since hes not a natural born citizen ?
This would get rid on Romney, and push Gingrich to the top.
Also it would shine a light on the natural born citizen requirement for ALL presidential candidates......
Mitt was born in Detroit (which, believe it or not at last check, was still part of the United States).
His father was born in Mexico. Curiously that did not prevent him from moving pretty far down the nomination path in 1968.
Mitt’s father was born in Mexico. It hasn’t been shown that he was a US citizen at the time of Mitt’s birth.
He may therefore not be natural born !
So the conservative alternate to McCain in 08 is no to the left of McCain in 12? Have we always been at war with Eurasia?
:-) Why yes. Yes, we have, Sam. Er, er, er. Ah ah ah. I I I I...
It’s a big old internet out there & the Mittbots (or in some cases, maybe it’s the 0bots, too. I really wonder sometimes) are busy busy busy, hammering away at their keyboards as fast as their chubby little hands can type.
If you support Newt- or even if a brokered convention is what you’re hoping for, please join us in getting the facts about Romney & his record out there for all to see. I highly doubt we will convince the indoctrinated, but people who haven’t made up their minds & are seeking information (or more information) need to see the truth.
I will not lie down. I will not go quietly.
I’m with Newt!
Count me in the 58% that doesn’t support Romney.