Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mitt's Massachusetts problem

Mitt Romney served as the Republican governor of the democratic state of Massachusetts from 2003-07.

So, what do the good folks of the Bay State think of Mitt?

Well, according to the polls, not much.

Currently, Mitt trails President Obama by an average of 18.4 percent.

In big Blue States, like California and New York, Obama leads Mitt by 23.5 percent and 25 percent respectively, according to Real Clear Politics. Yet, in Texas, the biggest Red State in terms of electoral delegates, Mitt leads Obama by just 7 percent.

Apprently, Mitt has a "likability deficit."

"To know Mitt Romney, is to dislike him. That is the moral of the story," said Boston University professor Tom Whalen.

By the time Mitt left the governor's office in 2007, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation. He also left the state with a massive deficit.

And, he left them with universal health care that Democrats used to craft "Obamacare."

Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said Romney gets an A for health reform, a B for state budget issues and a C-minus for economic accomplishments.

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