A favorite attack line of the left and non-Romneyites has been his inability to get above 25% of the vote in any poll. They say “75 percent of the conservative base doesn’t want Mitt Romney.” I’ve always hated this argument because the same can be said about their candidate. Now that votes have been cast in Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney is consistently about 30 percent and has hit the 40s in New Hampshire and now in Florida says Rasmussen Reports:
Coming off his decisive win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary, Romney earns 41% support with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a distant second at 19%. A new telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters finds former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum running third with 15% of the vote.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman are next with nine percent (9%) and five percent (5%) support respectively. The two men finished second and third in New Hampshire where independents are allowed to vote in the primary. The Florida primary is open to Republican voters only. Texas Governor Rick Perry runs dead last among primary voters in the Sunshine State with two percent (2%) support. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
- Rasmussen in FL: Romney 41, Gingrich 19, Santorum 15 (hotair.com)