Could Romney really run?

It’s all causing the public to give him a second look.

Romney lost badly to Obama in the last presidential cycle, but a CNN/ORC poll in July found that if the election were held again, 53 percent of adults would vote for Romney, and just 44 percent for Obama.

Romney has repeatedly said he’s not interested in running again, using the word “no” 11 times in a row in one January interview with The New York Times.

On Tuesday, Romney sounded a different note during an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”