Reality Check

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 23 2012 @ 1:40pm

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I think TPM is right to note the salience of a Rasmussen poll giving Obama a national lead over Romney of 10 percent. Probably a blip, but the broader picture – as shown in the poll of all polls above – is helping explain why Romney is not so keen on more debates. Note too that, in Obama match-ups, Gingrich is the outlier. Romney, Paul and Santorum lose in a 6 – 8 point range. Newt loses by 13. If he does poorly next Tuesday, he should quit before Super Tuesday.

This primary campaign is killing the GOP brand – just when you thought it couldn’t get any deader.