Romney Hits New Popularity Low

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Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits in the Chrysler Eco-Voyager concept car as he tours the show floor at at the North American International Auto show at Cobo Center January 14, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan

Mitt Romney kicked off a big day of primary elections with a new favorability low among strong conservatives. According to a new ABC/Washington Post poll, the former Massachusetts governor appeals to only 38 percent of Americans who consider themselves “very” conservative, having dropped 14 points in the last week to the lowest rating seen by ABC/Post polls during the election so far. Romney has also reached new lows in his favorability among conservative Republicans and all conservatives, while Rick Santorum’s popularity continues to rise. Sixty percent of “very” conservative Americans find him favorable.