Romney Would Beat Pawlenty In A GOP Primary In Minnesota
The favorite son advantage doesn’t seem to be worth much to Republicans at the moment:
A majority of Minnesota voters don’t want to see their governor in the Oval Office, according to a new poll.
A Minnesota Public Radio/Humphrey Institute poll released Wednesday showed that 53 percent of those surveyed would probably not vote for Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty for president even if he won the 2012 presidential primary.
Further, they picked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their preferred Republican nominee by 45-32 percent.
The poll showed that state voters are disappointed with Pawlenty’s out-of-state campaigning. Fifty-four percent of the 750 likely voters surveyed disapprove of his national political activity.
The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.
As I noted yesterday, Romney also beats Palin in a poll of her home state.