Obama eyes Gingrich as easiest rival

Prone to gaffes and less strong in swing states, US president is likely to be rooting for Newt Gingrich candidacy.

    With four candidates left in the Republican race, and Mitt Romney topping the polls, who would Barack Obama prefer to face in November?

    Romney polls tends to poll better in swing states and with Newt Gingrich prone to the occasional gaffe, the answer seems clear. 

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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