posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:35 AM
Mitt Romney has put some distance between himself and the rest of the GOP field, claiming nearly a third of the primary vote in the latest
NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
When tested against a group of nine other candidates, Romney takes 30 percent of registered GOP primary voters. His closest competitor is Sarah Palin,
at 14 percent, followed by Herman Cain at 12 percent, Rick Perry at 8 percent, Ron Paul at 7 percent and Newt Gingrich at 6 percent. Four other
candidates – Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman – are below 5 percent.
In a smaller field of six candidates – himself, Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Gingrich and Pawlenty – Romney's lead grows even more formidable, to 43
percent.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I will go out on a branch here and say that I do not believe Sarah Palin will run for President so Romney’s poll numbers will look more like those
in the smaller field than his in the larger field. This would give Romney around a 30% advantage over the next closest competitor. Such a large lead
would be hard, but not impossible, to beat so as it appears now this primary nomination will be Romney’s unless he seriously slips up.
When they polled Romney against President Obama the score was 49-43 with Obama leading by 6%. Considering the election is still more than 16 months
away this means very little seeing as how anything could change the entire election. The economy could head south into a double-dip recession which
would almost guarantee the election to the Republican. So any number of things could drastically change this entire election.
For those of us who are Ron Paul fans we should not give up hope. With Sarah Palin out of the race Ron Paul is in second with 11%. It would be a very
serious uphill battle to win the primary but it is not like a candidate far back in second has never come out ahead during the primaries. At least for
me Mitt Romney is my second choice so it looks like a win-win for me.
edit on 6/16/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)