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President 2012 Poll Watch: Voters Tepid on Obama But Favor Him Over GOP Field

According to the latest PPP Poll.

Barack Obama’s looking somewhat weak in our national polling. The good news for him is that his prospective Republican opponents look even weaker, and that’s allowing him to maintain healthy leads in head to head match ups against each of them looking toward next year.

Favorable Vs. Unfavorable:

  • Obama – 47% Vs. 47%
  • Huckabee – 35% Vs. 42%
  • Romney – 32% Vs. 44%
  • Palin – 35% Vs. 57%
  • Gingrich – 26% Vs. 57%

Head to Head:

  • Obama – 48% Vs. Huckabee – 43%
  • Obama – 47% vs. Romney – 42%
  • Obama – 50% Vs. Gingrich – 39%
  • Obama – 53% Vs. Palin – 38%
  • Obama – 47% Vs. Pawlenty – 33%

With Romney and Huckabee (do NO harm candidates) the GOP could possibly do better than McCain-Palin in 2008 but would likely lose. Gingrich, Palin and Pawlenty are really non-starters.

So, the GOP has a choice – develop new candidates like Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels or concentrate on winning the Senate and maintaining their majority in the House.

The entire poll is here (PDF).