Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination because many Republicans think he's the best chance they have of defeating Barack Obama in 2012.
Business Insider says the reason Romney is moving to the front of the pack is "electability."
Consider these two questions (asked of Republican primary voters only) from the most recent Fox News survey:
How important is it to you that the Republican nominee agrees with you on most major issues?
- Very important 53%
- Somewhat important 43%
- Not very important 2%
- Not at all important 2%
How important is it to you that the Republican nominee can beat Barack Obama?
- Very important 73%
- Somewhat important 19%
- Not very important 3%
- Not at all important 3%
Republican primary voters may not agree with Mitt Romney on issues like "Romneycare," but they're willing to overlook almost anything in order to make sure that President Obama is defeated in 2012.