Poll: GOP Base Not Smiling Upon Romney

Lauren Victoria Burke

Public Policy Polling (D) says that Mitt Romney could have a hard time going into the 2012 Republican primary season — as of right now, less than half of his party base views him favorably.

Romney’s favorable rating among Republicans is only 48% favorable, with 19% unfavorable and 33% undecided. Back in April, Romney had a much better of favorable rating of 60%.

Compared to other potential candidates, Mike Huckabee is at 65%, practically the same as his 67% back in April. Sarah Palin is at 75%, compared to 76% in April.

“I don’t have any theories to explain Romney’s popularity slide with Republican voters,” writes PPP communications director Tom Jensen, “but it certainly bodes ominous for his 2012 nomination prospects if he can’t get it turned around.”