Romney Would Have Faced Campaign Hurdles in Iowa, Poll Shows

Among likely Republican caucus participants in the presidential nomination lead-off state of Iowa, 40% view Mitt Romney unfavorably, a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.

  • Figure up from 30% in a similar Oct. survey
  • 45% in new poll didn’t want their party’s 2012 nominee to enter 2016 race
  • NOTE: Survey of 402 likely Republican caucus participants was taken before Romney’s announcement today that he won’t seek White House; poll taken Mon. - Thurs. by Selzer & Company, a Des Moines-based firm, and has margin of error +/- 4.9 ppts
See earlier story: Mitt Romney Says He’s Not Running in 2016

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