A focus group conducted by NBC/Wall Street Journal pollster Peter Hart (D) on behalf of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is shedding some light on Mitt Romney’s struggle to win over Republican primary voters.
Hart asked the 12 Republican primary voters in the group who Romney would be if he were a member of their family. Their responses — “black sheep,” “fun neighbor,” “cousin,” “second cousin,” and “dad that was never home” — reflect Romney’s inability to connect with voters on a personal level. Along the same lines, when asked which candidate they would want to serve as a character witness if they were in trouble, just one Republican named Romney.
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