• Poll: Santorum Campaign Hobbled by Intense Dislike of Rick Santorum

    The approaching Pennsylvania primary on April 24 offers a mix of good news and bad news for the all but vanquished Rick Santorum campaign.

    The good news is that Santorum represented Pennsylvania in the House and Senate from 1991 to 2007, so voters have had an up close look at Santorum's personality, neoconservative foreign policy views and medieval social agenda. The bad news is that Pennsylvania voters have had an up close look at Santorum's personality, neoconservative foreign policy views and medieval social agenda…

    Rick Santorum is as unpopular in Pennsylvania today as he was six years ago when home-state voters kicked him out of the Senate in a rout. That sour public perception may doom his fading chances of sticking around in the GOP presidential race, along with other hurdles that dot his path to a possible, and needed, victory in the April 24 primary…

    A February poll by Muhlenberg College showed that nearly half the registered voters surveyed viewed him unfavorably. Just 39 percent saw him favorably.

    A March 28 poll by Franklin & Marshall College showed Santorum with 30 percent support to Romney's 28 percent among registered Republicans, a significant drop from the 29-point advantage Santorum enjoyed in February.

    Santorum does have higher favorability ratings with Republican voters than he does with the overall Pennsylvania electorate, but the latest Public Policy Polling survey nevertheless shows him losing 42% to 37%.

    It seems like the more one gets to know Santorum the less likely one is to vote for him. Which explains how this happened: after failing to submit paperwork for the primary in Virginia, which is now his primary residence, and asking Pennsylvania officials to remove him from the voter rolls in the Keystone State, even Rick Santorum won't be voting for Rick Santorum.

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    Tags: Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, Polls, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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