"Should Mitt Romney decide to run, he would be the man to beat."
That's the take of pollster John Zogby and it's based on an online survey of likely Republican primary voters conducted last week.
Zogby sized up the 2016 field, gauging the strength of 13 GOP contenders and in that crowd Romney claimed 20 percent.
That may not sound high, but consider that the second place was the generic "other candidate" with 17 percent.
In the second tier was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 12 percent, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 11 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 9 percent.