Washington, July 28 (RHC)-- Former Republican Party nominee for U.S. President Mitt Romney would defeat President Barack Obama in the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 U.S. presidential election were held today, a new poll shows.
According to a new CNN/ORC International Poll, if the 2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53 percent of the popular vote, with the President at 44 percent.
Obama beat Romney 51 percent to 47 percent in the popular vote in the 2012 contest. Romney, however, has said numerous times that he won't run for the White House again. The poll also shows that Romney would lose a theoretical 2016 White House match-up to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, by a margin of 55 percent to 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 percent are Independents."
Clinton -- a former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. senator and the wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton -- is widely expected to run for the White House in 2016. She ran in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, narrowly losing the nomination to President Barack Obama.
A CNN/ORC International poll shows that 35 percent of Americans think Obama should be impeached by Congress and removed from the White House.
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