Poll: Romney's favorability lower than Trump's

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is viewed favorably by 23 percent of registered voters, according to the left-leaning Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday, while 65 percent view him unfavorably.

Trump is viewed favorably by 29 percent, while 63 percent hold an unfavorable view.

Romney denounced Trump during a major speech earlier this month, calling him a “fraud.” He’s since campaigned against the businessman.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also faces stark numbers, with 37 percent of those polled approving of his handling of Speaker duties and 44 percent disapproving.

The poll saved its harshest numbers for Congress in general: A whopping 79 percent of voters disapprove of the job Congress is doing, while 13 percent approve.