One-word descriptions of Mitt Romney
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press asked Americans for one-word descriptions of Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. The most frequent responses: “no”, “no way”, and “rich”. That’s a shift from October and December 2011. In both of those surveys, far more mentioned Romney’s Mormon faith than anything else.
The most frequently used negative words to describe Romney … aside from “no” … are “flip-flopper”, “idiot”, and “arrogant”. Positive descriptors include “good”, “president”, and “electable”.
Another Pew survey found 38% of Americans saying there is too much expression of religious faith and prayer from political leaders … an all-time high since Pew began asking that question more than a decade ago. But 30% said there is too little religious talk.
54% say churches should keep out of politics, compared with 40% who say religious institutions should express their views on social and political matters. Most Romney supporters are in the 54% … while most Rick Santorum supporters are in the 40%.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.”