The door to a presidential run in 2016 may just have swung back open for Republican Mitt Romney, based on a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
When the poll was conducted among likely GOP caucus voters, asking them who they’d vote for if Romney wasn’t running, Mike Huckabee came in first with 13.1 percent of the vote. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was second, with 10.6 percent of the vote.
And what happened when that same question was asked again, but with Romney’s name thrown into the mix? He blew away the competition, getting 35.2 percent of the vote. Huckabee and Christie fell to the second and third options, with 8.8 percent and 6.5 percent of the vote, respectively.
Romney has been insisting that he isn’t running again, but on Tuesday, acknowledged that “circumstances can change.”
All of this could be good news for GOP voters, considering another poll that showed Americans think we’d be better off if Romney beat President Barack Obama in 2012