Skip to comments.Republican poll: Sarah Palin more popular than Mitt Romney (And the other 3 candidates)
Posted on 03/21/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Halfway through the third month of Republican primary elections, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney holds a narrow lead over rival candidate Rick Santorum among voters nationwide, according to a new poll of Republican voters.
In recent weeks, polls of Republican voters have consistently shown a two man race between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum. The latest poll of nationwide voters by the Public Polling Policy finds that Mr. Romney leads Mr. Santorum 34-31 percent. The Massachusetts Republican is trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who trails by 20 percent, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul by nine percent.
Mr. Paul has continued to place at the bottom of Republican polls in recent weeks, he seems to have peaked in popularity back in early December and has not seen his loyal cult like following translate into primary victories or popularity among the Republican establishment.
In contrast, Mr. Gingrich and his campaign team have been dismissive of Republican polls throughout the primary race, constantly referring to his reviving of a campaign that was considered dead by the media back in the early fall.
The more surprising stat of the poll, which matches a growing trend from several other recent Republican polls that asked the same question, is that former Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin is more well liked by voters nationwide than any of the four remaining Republican presidential candidates.
Ms. Palin came away with 68 percent of the voters viewing her favorably, compared to 20 percent that view her unfavorably. She is trailed by Mr. Romney, as he is viewed favorably by 54 percent of voters nationwide, while 35 percent view him unfavorably.
The fact that Sarah Palin is now more popular than any of the Republican presidential candidates is a real sign of the toll the campaign has taken on all of the contenders images, said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. Meanwhile Rick Santorum is struggling and would really need a major change in the race- like Newt Gingrich dropping out- to reverse his fortunes.
The poll finds that if Mr. Gingrich were to drop out of the race, nearly 50 percent of his voters would vote for Mr. Santorum. That would give the former Pennsylvania senator a 41-40 percent advantage over Mr. Romney, based on the PPP poll results.
The PPP poll was conducted between March 15 and March 17 among 734 likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
As much as I would love to see one, probably not a chance.
You have to see the difference with the Delegate selection here. I have no doubt Sarah is indeed more popular than any of the current candidates still in this. However, I’m fairly certain that the slate of Romney delegates are probably 100% hard-core moderate/RINO Establishment types that were fully vetted before the Romney camp allowed them to run as delegates on their behalf.
Conservatives and republican need to pray for high gasoline prices.
“Contested convention, anyone?”
I’d be there...these guys left standing are just nose holders for my vote...ABO
Reince Preibus told us today his fix is in, it’s Romney, get over it. Except maybe not:
GOP rule could sink Gingrich, Paul at contested convention [Reince Preibus notes its importance]
Gee what a surprise!
If the braintrusts over at the RNC has 2 brain cells to rub together (which they don’t) I still don’t think they could figure this out.
So is Justin Bieber.
Who would probably be a better bet than Romney to beat Obama. Heck, a random peson chosen from the telephone directory would probably have a better chance of winning against Obama.
"With one hand tied behind my back, boys."
Burn that tent Sarah. Get rid of all RINOs!!!
She didn’t run. So I don’t see how this matters.
As for contested conventions. It’s going to take a lot to prevent Romney from getting over 50% now.
Not eligible. Axe the birfers, they'll provide you with sixteen
pages of conflicting stuff proving something we already knew.
So silly, ain’t gonna happen. She didn’t run and there won’t be a contested convention.
When people stop the goofy stuff, we might get somewhere.
It usually is the candidate that isn’t...
Palin’s problem is that she fought to against crony capitalism in Alaska, and brought charges against a Republican. If there are any Republicans whose incomes don't depend upon legal insider trading, and donations from special interests? Corruption has become the rule, and it will take a warrior to expose that corruption because, until exposure in Peter Schweizer’s “Throw Them All Out”, insider trading was legal for Congressmen. It was amazing to see that about a month after Schweizer's book was published, Congress quickly passed a law to give them some cover. This writer has not scrutinized the law, but the fact of legal graft is certain. Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, are all players. Palin wasn't.
Among Republican voters? You have a link, or just spewing methane out your hindquarters, again? Plus, Master Bieber is nowhere near 35 years old, so he's not eligible to run. Governor Palin is.
Palins problem is that she fought to against crony capitalism in Alaska, and brought charges against a Republican.
Problem? Have we become so sad that anyone who fights corruption is now a problem?
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