Romney Rolls On - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 21

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Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate, traded political jabs with President Obama this week over economic leadership, debt and deficit, issues certain to be central in the upcoming Presidential election.

With the campaign season in transition, both candidates and the media have continued the change over gearing their message toward the general electorate which included increased finger-pointing and political sparring.

According to Gallup, as of May 26, 2012 among registered voters President Obama’s national popularity increased a single percentage point this week to 47% and Mitt Romney held steady at 45%. Obama’s current overall ratings, according to Gallup, increased a percentage point over the past week to 48% approve and those who disapprove of his effectiveness dropped one percentage point to 46%.

Election 2012, Obama verses Romney, is building into a high stakes, winner take all, fight and will focus on both clear cut domestic concerns such as economic leadership, unemployed and under-employed workers, the housing debacle, student loans, and political catering to Wall Street through bail-outs while virtually abandoning the middle class and leaving them to pull themselves out of the deepest recession since the great depression and other factors including likeability and personal character traits.

The Romney Machine, fueled by Super-Pac’s, has gained momentum barreling through the final primaries virtually unchallenged picking up two more victories in his quest for the Presidency.  With only one challenger, Texas Representative Ron Paul, remaining in the race, the former Massachusetts governor has mowed over all hopefuls, and is one victory away from clinching the nomination.

In the recent Arkansas and Kentucky primaries, Romney again scored comprehensive across-the-board victories with numbers nearing 70%.  68% of the voters in Arkansas and 67% of voters in Kentucky connected with his moderate conservative message and Take Back America platform. 

Romney’s chief challenger, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, still on the ballot in both states scored 13% of the votes in Arkansas as did Rep. Ron Paul, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received 5% of the vote.

In Kentucky, the numbers were almost identical, with Santorum’s strict conservative message still resonating with 9% percent of the voters; Texas Representative Ron Paul scored 13% of the votes and Newt Gingrich, 6%.

The primary season continues with the final three including Texas with 155 delegates on May 29; Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California with a golden prize of 172 delegates, on June 5 and the last primary, Utah, on June 26.

As the dust settles in the 2012 Delegate Tracker totals for all candidates have been adjusted. Of the 2286 total available delegates, Mitt Romney has secured 1,074 delegates and needs 70 delegates in order to secure the GOP nomination for President of the United States before the August Republican National Convention. At this time Rick Santorum holds 253 delegates, Newt Gingrich; 131, and Ron Paul, 119.

 

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