HOLDERNESS, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says his handlers are warning him not to give a speech explaining his Mormon faith.
Campaigning in New Hampshire, Romney was asked by voters if he planned to outline his religious beliefs and how they might affect his administration. They noted that John F. Kennedy sought to explain his Catholic faith during the 1960 election.
Romney said he's "happy" to answer questions and has considered a national speech. But the former Massachusetts governor says his political advisers tell him "it's not a good idea" because it would generate more attention to the issue.
A Pew Research Center poll in September found a quarter of all Republicans, including 36 percent of white evangelical Protestants, said they would be less likely to vote for a Mormon.