- GOP Primary Election:
- Sarah Palin – 22%
- Mitt Romney – 20%
- Herman Cain – 7%
- Ron Paul – 7%
Obama leads all potential Republican challengers by double-digit margins, the poll showed. He is ahead of his closest Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 13 percentage points — 51 percent to 38 percent.
In the Reuters/Ipsos poll, the other Republican contenders fared even worse than Romney’s 13-point gap in a match-up with Obama. Palin trailed Obama by 23 points and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was behind by 19 points.
State of the Country:
- 35% Right Direction Vs. 60% Wrong Track
This is the first poll I have seen with Sarah Palin leading the pack. But, if nominated, she trails President Obama by a whopping 23 points.
The poll, conducted Friday through Monday, surveyed 1,132 adults nationwide by telephone, including 948 registered voters. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.