Gallup Poll: It’s Romney Over Obama


It’s been a while since we’ve posted a presidential poll, so we’re checking in with Gallup today:

Gallup – Obama trails Romney, ties Perry

Aug 22, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) would beat President Obama among registered voters, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) would tie the president if the election were held today, according to a new Gallup Poll.

Obama leads GOP Reps. Ron Paul (Texas) and Michele Bachmann (Minn.) among registered voters, but by 2 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

The numbers reflect a worrying slide for Obama heading into the 2012 campaign season[...]

Obama leads each Republican among national adults, but his lead narrows or disappears among registered voters.

Romney is the only candidate leading Obama among registered voters, 48 percent to 46 percent, with 6 percent undecided, according to the new Gallup poll. Perry and Obama are tied at 47 percent among registered voters, also with 6 percent undecided.

Obama would beat Paul, 47 percent to 45 percent, and best Bachmann by a 4-point margin, 48 percent to 44 percent.
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Just as worrying for the president is that all the Republicans except Bachmann lead Obama among registered voters who consider themselves independents. Romney leads among independents 47 percent to 44 percent, Perry leads 46 percent to 44 percent and Paul leads 46 percent to 43 percent. Bachmann trails Obama, 48 percent to 42 percent.

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Gallup.com At a glance:


Additional details here.

Speaking of Rick Perry, a fellow Texan thinks he isn’t suited to be president







► Jayde Wyatt

~UPDATE from Ross
This morning, Rasmussen is reporting that Obama’s Presidential Approval Index rating of -26 is the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for President Obama.

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5 Responses to Gallup Poll: It’s Romney Over Obama

  1. Crystalf says:

    Great article, Jayde .. love the cartoons too!

  2. ccr says:

    Yes, cartoons great! Loved the link from a fellow Texan, too! Thanks!

  3. Jayde Wyatt says:

    Thanks much, Crystal and ccr.

    Political cartoonists create images that speak a thousand words!

  4. Marilyn says:

    Mitt, you’ve just got to make it to be the nominee for president for the GOP, you’ve just got to. We’ve got to get this corrupt admin out of office. I can’t and won’t vote for any of the other GOP candidates.

  5. Marilyn says:

    RE: Democrats disappointed in Obama
    “The consensus is that Obama is a good man: honest, smart, and well-meaning. These were all words that applied to former president Jimmy Carter, too. When one explores the meaning of the word “disappointing,’’ it lies in a sense that, like Carter, Obama poorly wields the levers of power. He campaigned on lofty ideals and vague words (“hope,’’ of course, being most notable). But on reflection, it turns out we want our presidents to get results, and doing so requires a willingness to use the scheming and manipulative dark arts of politics. Obama seems disinclined to tread that path. Suddenly the idealists who flocked to his campaign because he wasn’t, say, Hilary Clinton, now fret that he doesn’t play the game very well – or even, at all.”

    I would not have understood what was meant by “the scheming and manipulative dark arts of politics” until I saw the Game of Thrones episode where Ed Stark refused to grab the ring and lost his head.