PPP: Romney up big within GOP field among disaffected Obama voters

posted at 9:35 pm on July 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

One word: Electability.

Among the people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but don’t approve of his job performance:

-Mitt Romney’s favorability is 32/31 (+1)

-Newt Gingrich’s is 32/40 (-8)

-Mike Huckabee’s is 20/39 (-19)

-Sarah Palin’s is 33/63 (-30)

Palin continues to be the most well liked of the leading 2012 contenders with GOP voters.

Palin’s obviously suffering from higher name recognition here. Most O voters already know her and hate her, whereas plenty don’t yet know and hate Mitt but surely would if/when he became the nominee. Interesting, though, that more people seem to know and like him than Huck despite the latter’s recurring presence on Fox. And really interesting that Newt fares relatively well despite his decades of baggage with the left. Second look at Gingrich’s appeal to centrists?

Speaking of disaffected Obama voters, another new PPP poll finds that an endorsement from The One makes a candidate seem more attractive to 32 percent of voters and less attractive to … 49 percent. That’s right on par with Palin, in fact, which suggests either that her brand’s doing better these days than the media would have you believe or that his is doing much, much worse. Good news, Democratic House incumbents: He’s ready to help.

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One word: Electability.

Here’s another word: ROMNEYCARE.

dogsoldier on July 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Mitt had to work with an extremely liberal state congress in Massachusetts. He didn’t write the legislation – they did. Why do people forget that?

tmedlin on July 15, 2010 at 7:43 AM

I think the picture of Mitt signing RomneyCare with Mitt and Teddy Kennedy & co. having the biggest smiles of their lives tells us that it wasn’t forced on him by the Mass Congress.

RJL on July 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Here’s another word: Whig.

james23 on July 15, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Mitt does not need to go negative. Merely contrast, resume v no resume. His resume may not appeal to many, but at least he has one. Make the case that she represents the future, that her time is not yet come.

I like Palin. If Mitt rips her, then F him.

exdeadhead on July 15, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Uh, nice try Rombots…FAIL!




BobAnthony on July 16, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Key words: among disaffected Obama voters

Not a surprise he does well there which is why Mittens as the nominee would be a big mistake.

The Republicans are in for big gains in 2010 and 2012 but it is not going to be by their own doing. There is no GOP message or candidate to rally around.

There is the Tea Party and the Sarah Palin effect. The GOP needs to recognize that if they don’t the right thing they will not be winning many elections beyond 2012.

If they want to shut Sarah out, she can take her support and start a new party while shooting the elephant in the leg and kicking it in the jewels on the way out. Can Mittens do that?

What has Mittens or anyone not named Sarah done in preparing for 2012? Americans feel Obama is a danger to the very existence of the country as we have known it. We need organization and leadership NOW.

Yet Mittens is still sittins. He sold a few of his houses so he wouldn’t look quite so rich to the little people next time he ran for President. Other than that he’s been pretty silent.

Mr Purple on July 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM

One word: Electability: “Among the people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008”

Oh yeah sure you bet…
“““““`the FRUM wing feathers flappin’ in the breeze…and
>>>>>>>>Chris Buckley ~ Colin Powell ~ David Brooks<<<<<<<
————-aka the RINO-tapdancers doing their rendition of———
******************"Razzle Dazzle" 'em!*************

From The 2008 GOP Production crew
that brought us the Obamessiah in 2009

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on July 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM

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