Originally Posted by alnorth
oh, and in case anyone is pointing at that as a reason not to vote for Romney in the primary:
Santorum -11.6 (basically the same, but give him time in the spotlight, his "I don't know" numbers are high, not everyone has heard about his contraception hilarity)
Gingrich -33.9 (LOL, he really needs to drop out)
Paul -6.3 (OK, not bad, but the "I don't know" numbers are high, and between the newsletters and wanting to eliminate many entitlement programs, he'd get smoked)
Obama -2.3 (but the trajectory has been a steady climb towards zero since the beginning of the year)
I think the problem is right now that Romney doesn't have any fierce advocates. At least Santorum has fierce advocates in his very niche audience. Same with Paul. I don't think he ever will, though I think if he can find his moderate platform, he's more likely to. I don't think that's a sign that he's the less equipped candidate. You'd have to think there's a lot of people who think unfavorably of Romney that will vote for him simply because they view Obama even more unfavorably. Again, I don't think that's the case with any other candidate.