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Poll: Romney Unlikely To Win Home State

June 20, 2011 by  

Poll: Romney Unlikely To Win Home State

Statewide polling reveals that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is not very popular in his home State — which may explain a statement Romney made in the Republican primary debate Monday night: “I am not running for governor of Massachusetts. I am running for president of the United States.”

According to a POLITICO article, in statewide polls conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), Republican Candidates Romney and Tim Pawlenty, former governors both, would likely lose primaries in their home states.

“These days, states seem to have grown tired of their hometown pols and in some cases resent their national ambitions,” the article read. “Romney, for example, was viewed unfavorably by 52 percent of Massachusetts voters in a recent PPP survey, while just 40 percent had a favorable view.”

Massachusetts citizens seem to feel betrayed by Romney.

“Locals complain that he seems to have renounced Massachusetts, giving up his mansion there in favor of a condo he purchased in 2010 and spending more time at his home in New Hampshire. On the campaign trail in 2008, he frequently used the state as a foil, mocking it as a liberal bastion,” the article read.

“There’s a feeling that (Massachusetts) was a possession he picked up along the way, and then he grew tired of it and moved on to pursue the presidency,” Todd Feinburg, the conservative co-host of a talk-radio show on Boston’s WRKO, told POLITICO.

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