Washington, Sept 17 : Most of Florida's experienced political professionals believe that Mitt Romney has the capability to beat Barack Obama in the city during the 2012 presidential elections, a poll has found.
Politico quoted a latest St. Petersburg Times Florida Insider Poll as saying that two thirds of Democrats and two thirds of Republicans believe Romney is the stronger general election candidate, though Republicans were considerably more confident than Democrats that Rick Perry would win Florida's crucial presidential primary early next year.
Half the Republicans predicted that Romney would win the primary, while 41 percent predicted that Perry will be the winner. Among Democrats, 56 percent expected Perry to win the primary and 37 percent said Romney.
"Lets face it, Rick Perry is comfort food! Like pot roast, mashed potatoes, and extra gravy it feels good going down, then comes indigestion in the morning. Mitt is more of a balanced diet, high on vegtables, low on sweets, a recipe that is likely to win the blue ribbon on election day," a Republican said.
"Gov. Perry has the charisma and the track record to run the table. Romney looks too much like a Washington Insider despite his protestations to the contrary. Newt is both qualified and very bright but has more baggage than a busload of Junior Leaguers a trip to NYC," another Republican said.
The survey included 54 Republicans, 43 Democrats and seven people not registered to either party. (ANI)