Santorum Does as Well as Romney in General Election Polling

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 12:00 pm

In almost every new national poll Rick Santorum performs just about as well as Mitt Romney in a hypothetical general election match up against President Obama. The new national polls out today from AP/GfK and Qunnipiac both have Romney performing only a single point better than Santorum in the general election.

Romney More Electable than Gingrich, but Just Barely

By: Friday December 9, 2011 6:47 am

There is one very small piece of sorta good news for Mitt Romney buried in the last wave of polling showing Newt Gingrich leading in almost every state. Romney does slightly better against President Obama in the key swing states.

Mitt Romney Starting to Win the Electability Argument With Republicans

By: Monday November 7, 2011 8:44 am

A new poll of Republican and GOPd-leaning voters shows Mitt Romney now has a plurality of them seeing Mitt as the candidate most likely to beat Obama. A previous poll showed Rich Perry ahead. But Mitt’s plurality is still not strong.

Mild Improvement for Obama is Good News for Romney

By: Friday October 28, 2011 6:10 pm

For the Romney campaign, the best thing is for Obama to be weak enough that he can be defeated, but strong enough that it seems only Romney can beat him. Obama with a job approval in the mid-40s is right about in the sweet spot for Romney.

But Obama doesn’t appear as weak as he did at the beginning of the month.

Why Mitt Romney Needs to Hammer the Electability Argument

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 12:11 pm

Romney doesn’t really inspire the GOP base, but the GOP base is enthusiastic about wanting Obama gone. Romney’s biggest potential advantage in the primary are the national polls which show that if the 2012 election is close, he would be the GOP’s best (and possibly only) hope of beating Obama. But this is only a political advantage for Romney if he can make the primary voters believe it, and so far they don’t. That is why Romney’s campaign is going to need to hammer in the electability message every chance they get.

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