Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Obama still eclipses leading Republicans in polls

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

It’s no secret that Republicans have been making political gains in the past months, something that neoconservatives have been collectively wagging their zealously ideological hard-ons over ever since the midterms. But while President Obama is suffering from hit after hit in the polls, a recent Politico poll reveals some rather interesting info:

While a new Politico poll [PDF, 275 KB] shows President Obama trailing a generic Republican opponent for reelection, 40% to 37%, he comes out at least 6 points ahead when matched up with likely Republican contenders Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour.

So, Americans in general would vote for some faceless Republican symbol to overtake Obama, but none of the current chief contenders and icons of the modern Republican Party actually make the cut. Interesting.

(via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)