Poll shows Romney benefits most from Huckabee, Trump drop-outs

Paul Conner Executive Editor
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Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney may have received the biggest bump from the latest round of Republicans saying no to a presidential run, according to a recent poll.

Twenty-nine percent of supporters of former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee and developer Donald Trump, both potential 2012 candidates who recently said they will not make a White House run, say they favor Romney, according to a Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.

But 40 percent of respondents say that they are still dissatisfied with the current field of Republican contenders.

The survey, reported by the Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr., shows that nearly four in 10 did not recognize the name of former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is said to be considering a run.