A recent Gallup poll had Texas Gov. Rick Perry trailing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 4 percent to 13 percent among Republican voters.

But the hosts of Fox & Friends said Sunday that Perry would have an advantage if he decides to get in the race because Romney is “obviously not a Christian.”

“Only 13 percent of those people said Mitt Romney is their guy,” noted Fox News host Dave Briggs. “It looks perfect for someone like Rick Perry to get in.”

“Well the Christian coalition, I think he could get a lot of money from that,” host Ainsley Earhardt predicted. “Because Romney, obviously not being a Christian — Rick Perry, he’s always on talk shows — on Christian talk shows. He has days of prayer in Texas.”

“And Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council president, very well known in the Christian community. He is endorsing the governor, saying he hopes he gets in,” she added.

In fact, Romney does consider himself a Christian.

“There is one fundamental question about which I often am asked,” Romney said in 2007. What do I believe about Jesus Christ?”

“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind.”

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(H/T: Mediaite)