SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A new poll shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may be losing ground among Republican voters.
The Associated Press poll found that 40% of Republican adults are unsatisfied with the GOP's field of candidates, but if they had to chose, 28% will vote for Newt Gingrich while only 18% percent will cast their ballot for Romney.
AIC Public Administration Professor Ronald Kuchta says this shift in favorability is a sign that Romney is out of touch. "He's losing steam for a lot of reasons, first of all the Republican party right now has too many candidates running. They are doing something that historically the Democrats have done during the years, everybody and their brother running. He's not appealing to all Republicans, and again the Republicans are split right now. You have the Tea Party faction and a number factions, he's not being accepted by anyone of them totally, also, too, he's not a political insider," Kuchta said.
The poll also found that if the presidential election were held today, President Obama would defeat both Gingrich and Romney.