Skip to comments.Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul (Romney Defeats Obama!)
Posted on 08/22/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf
PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama is closely matched against each of four possible Republican opponents when registered voters are asked whom they would support if the 2012 presidential election were held today. Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively.
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This is IMPORTANT FOLKS.
For the first time, Gallup shows a named Republican defeating Obama.
Soory Hoss , that isn’t a Republican.
Good news!! Obama on the ropes for now! Let’s keep up the pressure !
Great the flip-flopper which the Blue Hair Check Paints NE Republicans love beats Obummer. Lovely, So we end up with Obama-Lite, if the Beltway types get their way, Come on Sarah Run !!!!
If these are the numbers GALLUP reported LOL, the real ones must be Double digits down for their Pet!
Well that settles it! Romney is our nominee!
Thanks Gallup! Now we don’t have to worry about those messy debates, or whether Sarah should enter the race, we have our answer!
Now we all just need to vote for Romney like good little sheep.
I think it’s more significant that Gallup polled Registrered Voters AT ALL...
Something is up, and I think a movement has begun, within the Democrat Party, to remove Obama and run someone else in 2012.
I know a couple of inner-city local and state-level Democrats who think they lose thier jobs next November if Obama stays on the ballot.
Romney must be our candidate! /s
Nice of Gallop to state who they prefer their candidate to face, and shout it to those who believe in [push] polling.
These are disastrous numbers for a sitting President at this stage of the game.
I am very excited to see Bachmann doing as well as she is. Perry too for that matter.
Romney looks the best right now because he has the most name recognition, but that will soon change.
In August 1979, incumbent President Jimmy Carter was tied with former California Gov. Reagan — each getting 45% of the vote. Reagan ultimately defeated Carter by 10 points*****
This is the scenario that is most like 2012, assuming the pubbies nominate a conservative who can articulate conservative values. Carter just like 0zer0 was clueless, so things are not going to get any better between now and election day. And in all likelihood will get much worse.
How could it be this close!
Romney defeating Obama doesn’t solve any of our fundamental problems.
OUCH! That has got to hurt. Going to be some sleepless nights at the DNC.
If a poll like this is so bad, can you IMAGINE the horrors the DNC is seeing in internal polling?
Someone wants Romney to run. Are we going to let them pick our candidate again?
wasn’t Inauguration Day 1980 also Day 666 of the hostage crisis?
This is disinformation designed to bolster the nearly dead campaign of Mitt Romney.
I hope there aren’t too many more conservative candidates jumping into the race when they see how beatable Obama is. That’s what happened in the last governors race in Illinois. There were several conservatives running in the primary, they cancelled each other out and a moderate candidate won. Seems like the same scenario for Romney. The Dem Quinn narrowly beat the Republican in the election. One of Quinn’s first acts as governor was to raise the state income tax 67%. He has been a disaster....
Reagan was portrayed as extreme by the media for months before the election. However, in the debates, Reagan absolutely crushed Carter. Right before the election, there was a massive shift to Reagan, despite the media propaganda.
The poll doesn’t give a margin of error, so it’s likely that all of these match-ups are statistical ties. This doesn’t prove anything. It doesn’t mean that Romney is a better candidate than the others to match up against Obama.
Today’s good news
Oh wow I had forgot about that. Register Voter polls like this one always drift Left of reality by several points. The internal polls at the DNC must be a nightmare!
Makes you wonder about what?
The fact that Obama can muster no more than a tie, against several candidates many people in America have never even heard of IS shocking. It shows just how unpopular he has become.
Even Jimmy Carter was polling 2 to 1 over Reagan at this point. The Obama people must be frightened by these results.
Oh please. We want a real candidate; not the usual fake ones who are always helping the libs.
Nah if that were true they would have placed him well ahead of his challengers. Obama is imploding.
i will not vote for milt at any point- he worst than barry. i’ll go fishng if hes the nom.- you just cant polish a turd, you just cant
A zombie should be able to beat Obama...with the right message.
Shocking...only to the polling people, and you..Maybe.
But not to me...and I'd guess millions of others.
I can tell you that I have studied political polling for years and have also conducted polls for some GOP Congressional candidates. In my experience, it is virtually unprecedented for a sitting incumbent to be tied at this point against named candidates that many people have never heard of. Typically, the only exceptions to this occur when there are widely publicized scandals involved.
I will be watching other polling outfits to see if their numbers replicate these results. Gallup sometimes gets wild swings in their polls because of the methodology they use.
Given the fresh interest shown by people like Christie and Pataki, it looks like they very well could be valid.
Polls are often very wrong.
Romney’s a RINO.
In an actual matchup with voters voting at polling places in November Romney must lose to the kenyan. What does he have to run on? “I can do it more efficiently?” Why would th voters settle for a half baked fake when they can have the real thing again?
I just wish the election was in a couple months, not another year.
“The Obama people must be frightened by these results.”
False Messiah’s always disapoint, in the end. And ake no mistake, most Obama voters were CONVINCED they were electing a Messiah.
They thought they were voting for JFK II. They got President Erkel, instead.
Well, it shows a liberal who calls himself a Repubican defeating Obama.
I'd be careful of these polls at this point.
The left (and their media arm) WANT us to nominate Romney.
“ill go fishng if hes the nom.”
Be better that you commit suicide then, if you are willing to doom the nation.
ANYBODY, up to and INCLUDING HILLLARY, would be better than Obama, if you want this country to survive.
Did I miss something? Gore winning the popular vote? I thought I heard that when all was said and done Bush won the popular vote.
Romney has best name recognition right now, while Perry the least. This poll is real good news for Perry.
Ultimately, it’s not so much the 47-45 such split, but whatever PA, OH, MI, NC, and FL decide. Everything else doesn’t much matter.
Oh, no, GWB won the electoral vote, 271-266-1, but he lost the popular vote, not mentioned in the Constitution, by I believe some 1.4 million votes.