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Schier to USA Today: Low GOP Turnout Threat to Romney

February 8, 2012

Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, told USA Today on Feb. 8 that the recent low Republican turnout threatens the candidacy of Mitt Romney and is due to voter apathy towards the party's field. "Republicans are upset with their field," Schier said. "If you look at national polls, a large percentage would like other candidates. It's too late for that and many are stuck with unappealing choices. That produces low turnout and that's a real threat to Romney."