Saturday, April 14, 2012

What’s Historic About Mitt Romney? His Unpopularity

Here’s something Republicans don’t want you to know: “Romney Support Historically Low for Winning Candidate.” But that’s what Gallup revealed when Rick Santorum dropped out of the GOP primary on Tuesday.

At 42% support, Mitt Romney is far and away the least popular Republican presidential nominee since the primaries were revamped to more accurately reflect public opinion in 1972.

Whether he can generate popular support in the fall remains to be seen, of course. By holding off on releasing his tax returns, again — a move that almost cost him the GOP nomination — he’s proving that he isn’t getting any better at politics.