Governor Romney has made significant inroads with party activists. The political pundits have been taking note and praising Romney over the last few months. Also, trends in the GOP Bloggers Poll results over the last several months have confirmed Romney's Rise.
Romney had a net positive rating of +9.5%--lower only than Allen and Giuliani
Romney inched up to a +17.9% net positive rating--lower that Allen, Gingrich, and Giuliani
Romney's net positve rating was +32.2% g at has been the "First choice" of 13% of voters--Both below only Gingrich and Giuliani
Romney had a +41.1% net positive rating and was the "First choice" of 18.2% of voters.
Romney has jumped up to a +53.4% net positive rating and has been the "First choice" of 19.3% of voters. That high net positive rating is not just the highest Romney's had . . . it's the highest ANYBODY'S had through all of these polls. That's a GREAT sign that he's viewed more positively than anyone else in the field. He still trails Rudy and Newt in the "First Choice" category and is losing to Rudy in head to head pairing.
Romney fans can add to these great numbers (and increase his "First choice" figure) by voting in this most recent October Poll (you can actually vote on it daily at the "Poll Roll" on the right hand sidebar)