A new poll reveals that failed presidential candidate and Utah Senator Mitt Romney is widely disliked by the American people.
The poll conducted by NBC and released on Sunday reveals just how unpopular the old guard Republican really is. Romney is seen as ‘very positively’ by 2% of Americans, and ‘somewhat positively’ by 16%.
As such, only 18% of Americans see the staunch political elitist in a positive light.
The poll surveyed 900 Americans across the country, providing a considerable sample size. It also revealed a 45% approval rating for Donald Trump’s job performance in office, far outpacing Romney’s favorability and running to par with most presidents in recent memory.
Romney’s unpopularity dates back further than his ongoing feud with Donald Trump, that began when the populist businessman became a Presidential candidate. Romney lost the 2012 Presidential election in great part because of his career making millions of dollars from outsourcing American jobs and displacing middle class workers for the benefit of wealthy corporations and shareholders.
Romney has rebranded as a liberal Republican as a U.S. Senator, initially making headways with liberals through frequent denunciations of President Trump. However, it appears his liberal cheerleaders are fair-weather fans, as they’ve been quick to turn on him for voting with other Senate Republicans on judges and other mainstream conservative issues.
Romney has been the only Republican senator to entertain the prospect of impeaching President Trump, although it’s unclear if he’s serious about removing Trump from office or is simply dancing around the notion in order to rake in more liberal applause.
More polling also reveals that Utah citizens may be souring on their junior Senator’s incessant moral preening and infighting.
A Utah Policy poll shows that a majority of the state’s residents disapprove of Romney’s job performance. Romney won’t be up for re-election until 2024, but it probably couldn’t hurt for the freshman senator to focus on policy that will benefit his constituents as opposed to endless, repetitive feuds.
The Push to Get Joe Biden Out of the Presidential Debates Has Begun
Trying to get a free pass.
The New York Times published an op-ed dismissing the value of presidential debates on Monday, claiming that the electoral tradition has become little more than “unrevealing quip contests” that resemble professional wrestling for the uneducated rubes.
The op-ed is probably the most prominent attempt to undermine the plans for the events, with author Elizabeth Drew arguing the debates lack substance. She claims that the American public is blissfully unaware that well-known presidential debate moments are meaningless, pointing to Ronald Reagan’s 1980 “there you go again” debate admonition to Jimmy Carter.
Some Democrats have quietly worried about Biden’s prospects in the three contests, and the article may be the most public call to find the candidate a way out of appearing on a debate stage with Donald Trump.
Biden’s plain tendency to become forgetful and exhibit mental gaffes has become a concern, especially considering that some within the Biden campaign have noticed his cognitive issues tend to be most potent in the evenings in which the three debates are currently scheduled in.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the three contests are currently slated to be held without a live audience, precluding any attempts on the part of organizers to stack the university halls in which they’ll be held with a crowd of Biden supporters who hoot and cheer at any remark made by the Democrat. A similar audience format had worked in great effect in the 2012 presidential election, with a progressive crowd serving as in-house fans for Barack Obama in a debate moderated by Candy Crowley.
Biden has agreed to participate in the three traditional debate contests of the presidential election, although he had dismissed an offer from the Trump campaign to conduct even more debates before election, with the latter pointing to reduced campaign presence due to the coronavirus epidemic.
It remains to be seen if the Democratic nominee will abide by his debate commitment.
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