A new Morning Consult poll came out today showing that Mitt Romney’s speech has backfired spectacularly:
Thirty-one percent of GOP voters said they were more likely to vote for Trump, while 20 percent said less likely, and 43 percent said it had no impact either way.
The poll, which was conducted March 4 through March 6, also finds that only five percent of Trump supporters said they are now less likely to vote for Trump. And, of those who voted for Romney in 2012, 30 percent said they were more likely to vote for Trump, compared to 20 percent who said less likely. Nearly half (48 percent) said it wouldn’t affect their vote either way.
Even among those who voted for Romney in 2012, the former governor’s speech backfired: 30% declared that they were more likely to vote for Trump, while only 20% were less likely.
And another thing, for a guy who has come out against Trump so harshly for “dooming” the party, he sure has beaten Mitt Romney’s total vote in every single state that has voted so far. In fact, he’s more than doubled it in many states: