According to a recent Yahoo and Esquire poll, if President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney decided to step outside, Obama would easily mop the floor with the former Bain Capital CEO.
While 20 percent had no opinion on the matter, 58 percent of respondents backed Obama, with only 22 percent believing that Romney could actually beat the President in hand-to-hand combat.
And there is evidence to support the majority’s beliefs.
Shortly after winning the 2008 election, the UK Telegraph posted 50 facts most people don’t know about Obama. A master at the right-hook? President Obama owns a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali. Strong-man? The commander-in-chief can bench 200 pounds. Let’s not forget the basketball enthusiast that he is, which could translate into better stamina if he knuckled up with Romney. Having lived in Chicago’s rough Southside area, that’s easily another plus for Obama.
Watch Obama’s training regimen here:
In the interest of fairness, though, Romney might have one advantage: After he erroneously attacked Obama for apologizing for America in the wake of controversial anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims,” Romney left his conference with a smile on his face. The Obamas, on the other hand, appeared more sympathetic to the American lives lost in the film’s aftermath. A more cutthroat personality? Perhaps. That could serve Romney well…if he wanted to fight dirty.
Who do you think would win in a brawl?