Mitt Romney secret video reveals views on Obama voters
18 September 2012 Last updated at 09:10 BST
A secretly filmed video has emerged showing Mitt Romney disparaging Barack Obama voters at a private donor dinner.
The Republican nominee is shown saying the 47% of Americans who back the president do not pay income tax and would never vote for him.
In a late-night appearance, Mr Romney said his remarks were not "elegantly stated", but did not retract them.
Adam Brookes reports.