Interesting…and more good news for President Obama.
No matter what happens, his biggest benefit, so far, to his re-election campaign is the very weak Republican field of potential opponents.
Base on polling it appears only Romney has a slight chance. And I think Romney would be relatively easy to defeat based on his frequent changes of positions. Talk about Flip Flopping…
And I hate to say it, but I don’t think his Mormon religion is going to play well in the fundamentalist South- which the GOP has to carry to win.
Romney’s candidacy could be great fun and really freak out the South. Having to choose between a Mormon and a Black man? The whole region might have a collective nervous breakdown. Or try to secede again…Or, hopefully, just stay home….
I think the people considering Romney right now are only thinking of voting for him because he looks like an aging Ken doll….
Many polls have noted the lack of enthusiasm for the GOP presidential field, particularly among the general electorate but also among Republicans. A new Pew Research Center poll drives the point home with the finding that out of the five best known potential nominees – those who at least half of voters say they have heard of – only Mitt Romney scores over 50 percent when those voters are asked if there is a good or at least some chance they would vote for him in a general election.
Eighty-two percent of voters have heard of Romney and 51 percent percent said there is a good or some chance they’d vote for him (with only 17 percent rating that probability as “good”), according to the survey conducted May 25-30. Forty-four percent say there is no chance they’d back him.
But a majority of voters, and in most cases a big majority, say there is no chance they’d vote for the other best-known Republicans.
Sarah Palin is known by 97 percent of voters but 63 percent said there was no chance they’d vote for her. Newt Gingrich is known by 86 percent, and 63 percent said there s no chance they’d vote for him.