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President 2012 Poll Watch: Obama Tied With Romney Or Gingrich

According to the latest Gallup Poll.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich essentially tie President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election preferences of registered voters nationwide. Fifty percent of registered voters would support Obama in each hypothetical matchup, while 48% would give their vote to Gingrich or Romney.

The USA Today/Gallup survey, conducted Dec. 15-18, finds a slight improvement in Gingrich’s standing versus Obama, but no change in Romney’s. In Gallup’s previous trial heats, conducted as part of its Daily tracking Dec. 6-7, Romney was statistically tied with Obama, as he has been in all of Gallup’s Romney-Obama matchups to date. In that same survey, the first to include a Gingrich-Obama matchup, Obama had a slight advantage over Gingrich.

This poll is more of a referendum on President Obama and/or the GOP candidates which may mean deeper trouble for the President’s re-election efforts. But, whatever, a vote against an incumbent or poll feeling this far away from the election is not good for Obama.

Here is the breakdown: