For [Romney Swift], now strongly considering a run against Swift as he mops up after the Utah games, the poll shows a clear path to victory that his advisers have said could push him into the race. Already some key Republicans are defecting from Swift as they try to woo Romney.
Romney beats [Shannon P. O'Brien] by 6 points, 38 percent to 32 percent and [Robert Reich] by 9 points, 40 percent to 31 percent. Romney trounces the rest of the Democrats - [Thomas F. Birmingham] by 18 points, [Steve Grossman] and [Warren E. Tolman] by 25 points.
"He is somewhat more popular (than Swift) but he loses to Reich, loses to O'Brien and ties with Birmingham," [R. Kelly Myers] said. "A Republican strategist looking at these numbers would not recommend bringing Andy Card to replace Swift on the ticket."