President 2012 Poll Watch: Generic Republican 47% Vs. Obama 41%
A generic Republican now holds a six-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 match-up for the week ending Sunday, October 2.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 47% support, while the president picks up 41% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
Last week, the generic Republican and the president were essentially tied. Since weekly tracking began in early May, the Republican has earned 43% to 49% support, while the president has picked up 40% to 45% of the vote.
American voters are dissatisfied with President Obama’s performance. Plain and simple.
With the GOP Presidential field set, nominating Romney or Perry or any combination thereof will probably go into election season with a fairly decent chance of making the President a one-termer.