Poll: Romney's favorability lower than Trump's
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Mitt Romney's national favorability rating is even lower than Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE's, according to a new poll.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is viewed favorably by 23 percent of registered voters, according to the left-leaning Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday, while 65 percent view him unfavorably.
 
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Trump is viewed favorably by 29 percent, while 63 percent hold an unfavorable view.
 
Romney denounced Trump during a major speech earlier this month, calling him a "fraud." He's since campaigned against the businessman.
 
Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece Cutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce MORE (R-Wis.) also faces stark numbers, with 37 percent of those polled approving of his handling of Speaker duties and 44 percent disapproving. 
 
The poll saved its harshest numbers for Congress in general: A whopping 79 percent of voters disapprove of the job Congress is doing, while 13 percent approve.
 
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCommunion vote puts spotlight on Hispanic Catholics Trump's biggest political obstacle is Trump The Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden is keeping the filibuster to have 'a Joe Manchin presidency' On The Money: Biden to fire FHFA director after Supreme Court removes restriction | Yellen pleads with Congress to raise debt ceiling MORE both hold double-digit leads over Trump and GOP rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNew Jersey governor tweaks Cruz on Cancun over moving truck quip Hirono tells Ted Cruz to stop 'mansplaining' Senate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry MORE in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. 
 
Clinton would beat Trump by 7 points and Sanders by 8 points, the poll found. The margins are narrower for Cruz: Clinton would beat the Texas senator by 3 points and the Vermont senator by 7 points.
 
GOP candidate John Kasich leads both Democrats in hypothetical head-to-head races. The Ohio governor tops Clinton by 4 points and Sanders by 3 points.
 
The two Democrats also lead both Romney and Ryan in hypothetical head-to-heads.
 
Romney and Ryan, who ran on the GOP White House ticket in 2012, have both repeatedly denied interest in running for president this year, despite the potential for a contested convention to select a nominee.
 
The survey of 1,083 registered voters was conducted March 24–26 via landlines and the Internet with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.