The GOP’s Bench is Empty

From Holden:

Americans don’t seem to like Republicans considering a run for the presidency.

A new poll released Tuesday by the University of Massachusetts shows Gov. Mitt Romney (R) trailing state Attorney General Tom Reilly (D) by 15 points in a head-to-head matchup. And, only 39 percent of those tested think Romney “deserves re-election” compared to 55 percent who said it is “time for a change.”

Most politicos expect Romney to pass on a run for a second term; instead, he’s one of the often-mentioned names for the 2008 presidential nomination race. As such, it makes sense to look at if (and how) these latest poll numbers could affect Romney’s potential on the national stage.