“Mittens” Romney? Americans don’t know Republican frontrunner’s real name
Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney’s real first name is not Mitt – and it’s not Gromit or Mittens either.
According to a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll released on Tuesday, only 6 percent of respondents knew that the former Massachusetts governor’s first name is actually Willard. Mitt is his middle name.
About 20 percent of voters thought Romney’s first name was Mitt, 18 percent thought it was Mitchell and 8 percent picked Milton, while Gromit and Mittens received 2 percent each. Forty four percent said they didn’t know what his real name was.
“Would it sound dumb of us to admit that we were secretly hoping for Mittens?” Vanity Fair quipped.
The poll surveyed 951 adults nationwide by telephone between Nov. 18—21. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.
Photo credit: Mitt Romney greets audience members at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder