Republican strategist Karl Rove, who is considered the architect of George W. Bush's two successful campaigns for the White House, is predicting that Mitt Romney will have a difficult time beating Barack Obama in the general election in November.
According to Rove, the situation is so dire that if the election were held today, Obama would win handily.
Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee, although he does not yet have enough delegates to win.
Rove is known for his pinpoint accuracy in predicting how the states will vote in general elections. In 2008 he correctly predicted the election results in 48 out of 50 states.