Just when it looked as though Mitt Romney was picking up some support, The Hill reports that his negatives "have hit a new high."
Half of those surveyed hold unfavorable views of the GOP front-runner, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds.
In the poll, 50 percent of all surveyed and 52 percent of registered voters held unfavorable opinions of Romney. Thirty-four percent hold positive views on Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential contender in Washington Post/ABC polls dating back to 1984.
The poll finds that Romney’s unfavorability tops Obama’s highest unfavorability rating in the poll's history as well. ...TheHill
What's going on here? Obama's ratings with independents are going up even as Romney's are tanking. One commenter at The Hill reminds us that Lee Atwater (a blot on America's escutcheon), who was known for his political savvy almost as much as for his villainy, said that if your positives aren't at least 5% higher than your negatives, you're outta here.
The commenter, also a blogger -- AngryBlackLady -- has some excellent observations on campaign money. Maybe money isn't turning out to be as valuable politically as some of the big donors and their sock puppets expected. We should be so lucky?