Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Santorum Trails Behind Romney

So much for a hometown advantage! Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has found himself in a sticky situation. While primary candidates usually find that they have their homestates covered, a recent Quinnipiac poll finds that Pennsylvania primary voters don't want to be covered in Santorum. Instead, Santorum trails behind Romney 21-16.

The poll does show some hope for Santorum's slow spread of popularity as Santorum proved more popular than Palin, Cain, Paul, Bachmann, Gingrich, Pawlenty and Hunstman, which is really saying something considering what a source of irritation most Pennsylvanians consider Santorum to be.

via TPM

1 comment:

  1. The issue in Pennsylvania is different from the usual Republican nuttiness. The problem here is that ALL the politicians are corrupt. People think of the Mafia as a New York City thing, but Pennsylvania is where they retire to the good life, and it's where Jimmy Hoffa went desaparecido.

    For example, this is where judges were selling innocent kids to private prisons for kickbacks. It's a state that deliberately made a plan to hand out casino licenses for $100 million they knew were worth $2 billion, and after making a big deal of avoiding corruption, chose a known mob associate to receive one, then said there was nothing wrong with doing that. It's a state sitting on the better part of a trillion dollars in natural gas, and the only thing taxpayers will EVER see from that is the frackwater, some giveaways of public lands, and maybe a tiny payoff if they underbid every neighbor in a square mile to win the right to a well in their backyard. And the explosions, I suppose, though the pipes haven't gotten that rusty yet. Meanwhile they cut the state education 50%. Like I said - they're all crooks. The mere fact that Pennsylvanians remember a politician's name is enough to cost him votes.

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