The Profound Weakness Of Romney

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 28 2012 @ 12:17pm

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He's now at 50 percent unfavorables in a new poll – a record for him – and not faring much better in the poll of polls above, where black is favorable and red is unfavorable. Since the campaign began in earnest, his negatives have soared. Worse:

Thirty-four percent hold a favorable opinion of Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential candidate in ABC/Post polls in primary seasons since 1984.

The Etch-A-Sketch quote will no doubt have sunk in. And this number comes at a time when the Democrats haven't even really begun to define him in ads – although this one is a good start – and after he has massively outspent his rivals in every primary state. Still, there's been a recent uptick in favorables as the GOP rallies around its likeliest nominee. Obama, meanwhile, has a net positive favorable rating in the same new poll of 10 percent and a five percent fav/unfav in the poll of polls.