- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney would win the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 election against President Obama were held today, a CNN/ORC poll has revealed.

According to the poll, if the 2012 election were held again today, Romney would receive 53% of the popular vote, and Mr. Obama would receive 44%, CNN reported. Obama beat Romney 51%-47% in the actual election.

The poll said, however, that the former Massachusetts governor would lose against Hillary Clinton by double digits in a hypothetical election.

Mrs. Clinton would earn 55% of the vote, with Mr. Romney at 42%.

“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.”

The poll also indicated that Mrs. Clinton’s controversial remarks she made on her book tour, in which she said she and husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House, may have hurt her image.

The number that says that Mrs. Clinton shares their values dropped from 56% in March to 51% now, and the number that says she cares about people dropped from 56% to 53%, CNN reported.