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Romney shows trouble keeping supporters from 2008, Santorum Open Double Digit Lead over Romney

The news for Mitt Romney is getting worse by the day.

Rick Santorum has opened up a double digit lead over rival Mitt Romney in Gallup’s latest daily tracking poll.

The survey finds Santorum with support from 36 percent of registered Republicans nationally, topping Romney at 26 percent.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) follows at 13 percent, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent support.

 

There was an interesting article in the Washington Times yesterday by Stephen Dinan that hits the nail on the head on why Mitt Romney is not getting it done. In fact, he is rapidly slipping despite being in a perpetual campaign mode for the last 4 years.

Mitt Romney’s second go-round at a presidential run is not going so well.

Nine states have voted so far, and in six of them the former Massachusetts governor has shed supporters who voted for him in 2008, winning fewer votes in each of those states than he did last time.

It’s the latest signal that this year’s race is unlike any other in recent memory, even though it follows the familiar Republican pattern of an heir apparent and a set of credible but outmatched challengers.

Romney doesn’t seem to have a cause,” said John J. Pitney Jr., a political scientist at Claremont McKenna College in California. “There’s no Romney faction in the Republican Party. John McCain was able to present himself as the champion of political reform. [Ronald] Reagan was the champion of conservatives. Romney is trying to portray himself as a generic Republican, and I think a lot of Republicans regard him as a resident alien in the conservative movement, not as a full-fledged citizen.”

 

Read the rest in the Washington Times.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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