Republicans Unhappy With 2012 Candidates

Miriam Correia

When asked how they feel about the GOP candidates, the word unimpressed came up a lot.  The Washington Post polled voters, asking them to describe the choices in one word, and 37% of Republicans and Republican leaners used negative ones.  According to the Washington Post, 44% of all those polled used negative words; 52% of those that used negative words were Democrats.

What may cause a problem for the Republicans, though, is that 48% of Independents polled used negative words while only 10% used positive ones to describe the candidates.  It seems that the reason for the current disappointment with the candidates are the decisions of former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, and Indiana governor, Mitch Daniels, not to run anymore.  Both were highly-esteemed contenders.

Texas governor, Rick Perry, and former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, have not yet decided if they are going to run but speculations are certain to arise from the level of unhappiness with the current candidates.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will be making their campaigns official very soon so maybe the level of dissatisfaction will decrease with their entrances onto the campaign trail.