Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Romney’s Mormon Money Paradox

Romney’s Mormon Money Paradox
by Amanda B. Carpenter (More by this author)
Posted: 04/18/2007

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R.) can’t break double-digits in the polls in his campaign for the 2008 Republican nomination for President, but has somehow set the pace for GOP fundraising. What gives?Today, Romney only pulls only 9.7% on the Real Clear Politics poll average. Yet, he leads the pack in Republican fundraising, posting a cool $23.4 million in the first quarter of the 2008 presidential election. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who leads the RCP poll with 31.5% only raised $16.6 million. Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), who polls 19% raised a little over $13 million.
So, where is Romney’s money coming from and how come it doesn’t translate in a poll boost?

A partial answer to the first question is Utah.Like roughly 62% of the state’s population, Romney is a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. He is also well-known to Utahans because of his work there as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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