Romney Says Early Polls Show He Could Have Won, But Others Haven’t Had a Chance Yet

January 30, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

In announcing that he would not run for the Republican party presidential nominee after all, Mitt Romney emphasized that his message resonates with likely voters, but that other candidates have not had a chance to take their messages nationwide.

In the last few weeks Romney has tested a campaign strong of military overseas strength, opportunities for the middle class, and a crusade against poverty in America.

Speaking on a morning conference wall Mitt Romney, with his wife Ann Romney at his side, Romney told campaign supports and leaders of some of the early primary states: “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee.”

He added: “In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”

Romney said polls show he is gaining support and leading the next closest contender by nearly two to one. “So I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight.”