New Reuters poll: Obama leads Romney by 13 points (51-38) - Printable Version
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New Reuters poll: Obama leads Romney by 13 points (51-38) - Still a Democrat - 06-08-2011 07:31 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the presidential election despite anxiety about the economy and the country's future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday.
Obama's approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track also rose as pricier gasoline, persistently high unemployment and a weak housing market chipped away at public confidence.
Obama leads all potential Republican challengers by double-digit margins. He is ahead of his closest Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 13 percentage points -- 51 percent to 38 percent.
"Obama's position has gotten a little stronger over the last couple of months as the public mood has evened out, and as an incumbent he has some big advantages over his rivals," Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said.
"Until Republicans go through a primary season and select a nominee, they are going to be at a disadvantage in the head-to-head matchups in name recognition."
Sarah Palin and Romney lead the pack of Republicans battling for the right to challenge Obama in the November 2012 election.
RE: New Reuters poll: Obama leads Romney by 13 points (51-38) - There Is No Spoon - 06-08-2011 07:55 PM
RE: New Reuters poll: Obama leads Romney by 13 points (51-38) - nofurylike - 06-09-2011 03:49 AM
thank you for posting that, Still a Democrat!