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President 2012 GOP Poll Watch: Palin 22% Romney 20% Cain 7% Paul 7%

According to the latest Ipsos/Reuters Poll.

  • GOP Primary Election:
  • Sarah Palin – 22%
  • Mitt Romney – 20%
  • Herman Cain – 7%
  • Ron Paul – 7%

General Election:

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.