The Fox News poll released yesterday had a 'without Romney in the race' question on who Republican voters would you choose for Prez in 2016--
This survey put Jeb in the lead with 15%
Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars.
“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement he read to supporters on a conference call Friday morning.
Romney said that he had enough support from potential donors to be “more than competitive” and that the positive reaction he heard from Republican activists was “surprising and heartening.” He noted that he had been leading in recent public polls.
“I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight,” Romney said.
AP Video report--