Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is doing a “good deal worse than even I expected.”
Romney, who lost to Obama by 126 electoral votes in 2012, made the comments in West Virginia, where he was campaigning for three Republican candidates. Romney described the state of the American economy and turmoil abroad as evidence of Obama’s failure.
“I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” Romney said, according to Fox News. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”
The former Massachussetts governor has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in popularity recently. A July CNN/ORC international poll found that if the 2012 election was held last month, Romney would have defeated Obama.