Skip to comments.Romney Encounters More Core Opposition Than Clinton
Posted on 08/22/2007 7:20:52 PM PDT by Josh Painter
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has finally surpassed New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the polls. Unfortunately for Romney, its a poll measuring the number of people committing to vote against him.
The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% of Likely Voters would definitely vote against Romney if hes on the ballot in 2008. Thats a point higher than the 43% who would definitely vote against Clinton. Only one other possible candidate surpassed Clinton in this category all year (former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who is not considered a candidate at this time).
Its worth noting that Clintons core opposition is a bit smaller than it was earlier in the year (see last months report). Its also worth noting that 50% of men will definitely vote against her. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of women share that view.
The five other leading contenders for the White House have from 33% to 38% of voters committed to voting against them. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson is at the low end of that list with core opposition of 33%. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is at 38%...
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100% of men will vote against her.
What the other 50% call's themselves is their own person business.
Even if most of them eventually held their nose and voted for him, losing 10% of Republicans would be fatal.
Oh, and Independents don't like Romney either. So much for swing voters.
Funny thing is he still has low name ID.
Romney’s toast. It’s between Fred and Rooty Poot the cross dresser.
Romney: He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
In some parts of the country they call that statement whistling by the graveyard.
The more Romney blathers the more people see what a phony empty suit he really is.
It's true. A lot of people don't even know about Romney yet.
But already, 25% of Republicans who say there's No Chance they'll vote for him in the general election, and 41% of Independents who say there's no chance they'll vote for him in the general.
Imagine how much higher those numbers would be if everyone knew about him!
Right, that’s why he’s taking straight victory in 4/4 major straw polls by good margins in each.
Despite rationalizations that claim “first isn’t first!”
watch Romney’s numbers contiinue to improve..its between Rudy & Romney>
Fred is old news
Those who won't vote for Hillary know her very well. Most people don't even know who Mitt is. The more people get to know him, the more they like him. Time is on his side.
what an intellectual comment: “phony empty suit.” Sir- tell me one thing about Romney? Do you not know anything about him. A post as silly as yours is what I tend to read over at DU-
You still looking at that property I posted?
Funny you’d call him an empty suit. He’s one of the few candidates in this race who have achieved any notoriety outside of serving a political office in their careers.
Frankly, I would feel better calling you an empty suit not even knowing you than calling Romney one. And you the same of me, of course.
One thing? There are plenty of things about the Romulan not to like:
1. His church and anti-Vietnam-war old man got him a deferment from the draft.
2. He was for abortion before he was against it (shades of John Kerry).
3. He's for a weapons ban (anti-2nd Amendment).
4. He apparently believes his five sons campaigning in an air-conditioned party bus equates to service in the military.
5. Ever hear about Mass./Mitt's health care?
6. "Lifetime hunter" (yet no record of hunting license).
7. Takes credit for single-handedly "saving Olympics" when others did work.
8. Apparently believes Bush should have been canned in his statement about last November's vote--"couldn't fire the coach so they fired the team."
9. Unabashedly attacks other Republicans at will (McCain, Thompson, Huckabee, Gilmore, Paul, and Rudy).
10. At one time backed guest worker program now changes mind...