Mitt Romney's Electability; Herman Cain Pushes Back

Jonathan Karl reports on the Republican field in the race for the nomination.
3:09 | 11/07/11

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Now out of politics your voice your vote and our new poll out this morning which has some new clues about -- front runner Mitt Romney is having such a tough time. Breaking away from the rest the Republican pack with two months ago before the first votes Republicans think he might be the strongest candidate against President Obama but that's not convincing them to close the deal. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Absolutely George. But first this new poll sheds light on why are so many Republican primary voters -- reluctant to rally behind Mitt Romney. No matter what happens to Herman Cain or any of the other candidate. Republicans in the poll overwhelmingly say Mitt Romney is the candidate with the best chance of beating -- Obama. But still only 24%. Want him to be the Republican nominee. Romney's biggest problem Republicans hate the health care law he put into place as governor of Massachusetts. Nearly half of all Republicans say the law makes them less likely to vote for Romney. And on the question of which candidate is the most honest and trustworthy Romney trails Herman Cain. Live even after McCain's tough week of sexual harassment allegations its promise -- partner Harry Republican -- Jon Huntsman. Said yesterday Romney has changed positions so many times. He probably cannot -- Obama. When there's a question about. Whether you're running for the White House are running for the Waffle House you've got a real problem with the American people that Herman Cain had a one on one debate with Newt Gingrich over the -- as he struggles in the trifle with harassment story behind him. Spent much of the time praising each other justice came at one point even seeming to offer to make -- his VP. If you were. Vice president of the United States. What with the you want the president to assign you to do -- But after -- -- faced a blizzard of questions about the harassment allegations he turned it around attack. News media relying on anonymous sources don't even go there. We're lucky staff Andrea please send him be journalistic code of ethics is your -- this. -- -- -- like this one. We are getting back on message. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's been said over and over again it's up to Herman -- to get the information out and get it out in total. What -- in -- advisors are making it absolutely clear he does not intend to answer. Any more questions about the sexual harassment allegations as one McCain's top advisors told me George we are done talking about that remains to be -- -- get away with that -- and there are some new signs over the weekend he's -- More pressure and may -- taking a little bit of a hit from the Republican voters. That's right the first real indication we've seen -- this is a new Reuters poll out this morning. That shows that -- favorability ratings among Republicans are down and they're down pretty significantly also George this Reuters poll shows that a majority of registered voters. Believe the allegations against -- -- -- Hey John thanks very much.

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