Americans prefer Romney over Obama, but Clinton over Romney

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Only a few weeks after a Quinnipiac University National Poll showed Americans said we’d be better off if Mitt Romney beat President Barack Obama in 2012, a new poll backs up those findings. If there was a rematch between Romney and Obama, Romney would win by 9 percentage points.

The CNN/ORC International Poll has Romney getting 53 percent of the vote, compared to Obama’s 44 percent. In 2012, Obama had 51 percent of the popular vote, compared to Romney’s 47 percent.

Luckily, the Democrats won’t have to worry about such a showdown, and here’s some more good news for them — if Romney decides to run, Hillary Clinton would dominate Romney in a head-to-head matchup.

The CNN poll has Clinton getting 55 percent of the vote, while Romney pulls in 42 percent.

Politically speaking, there is an interesting group of people who would not vote for Obama but would pick Clinton over Romney, said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. It turns out that nearly seven in ten of them are women, and 56% are Independents.

Romney has repeatedly said he won’t launch another presidential campaign.


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