POLITICO – Barbour: Romney well-positioned

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in a better position than he expected going into the general election.

Barbour told Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” he was surprised the former Massachusetts governor was ahead or even in polls against President Barack Obama.

“I think a lot of people expected Romney would be like [President Ronald] Reagan was in 1980,” Barbour said, noting that the even polling follows a bruising Republican primary contest.

Further, Barbour said that he believes Romney