Skip to comments.Obama Beats Generic Republican by 2 Points (Obama 44% Anyone But Obama 42%)
Posted on 02/11/2010 7:32:32 AM PST by coaltrain
I'm no psephologist, but my guess is that's not where Axelrod wanted to be at this point. From Hotline:
A generic GOP candidate would run virtually even with Pres. Obama in a hypothetical WH '12 matchup, according to a new Gallup poll released today. The poll was conducted from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3, surveying 942 registered voters for a margin of error of +/- 3.2%. General Election Matchup Obama 44 Generic GOPer 42 Meanwhile, ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) leads the field among 490 GOPers and GOP-leaning voters (for a margin of error of +/- 4.4%), but other big names are right behind him. Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), ex-AR Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R), Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), VA Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), ex-Sen. Fred Thompson (R) and LA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) all scored at least 1% in the open-ended question. Primary Election Matchup Romney 14 Palin 11 McCain 7 Brown 4 Huckabee 3 Gingrich 3 Paul 2 Pawlenty 1 McDonnell 1 Thompson 1 Jindal 1
Gallup did not test any of the possible GOP candidates against Obama by name. But the poll shows that Obama is not immune from his party's decline in popularity. The same poll found the two parties tied on a generic '10 congressional ballot, 45%-45%.
Looks like Hopey the Clown has fallen on hard times...
After NJ, Va and Mass, is anybody actually buying this? I’m not.
An incumbent polling below 50% is bad news.
They will regret the day they came up with “Hope and Change”. It’s already biting them in the a$$.
No, but you are a showoff. What the heck is a psephologist?
The statistical study of elections.
That tells me a lot about the inaccuracy of this poll. Or do they mean that they listed 490 potential GOP candidates?
National elections are different animals though. It is one thing to vote against Congress and quite another to kick someone out of the WH. Face it, there are 40 plus % of the population that will vote D or R every time they vote.
On the whole, Palin might be popular with the automatic R voters but the 18-20% that are not loyal to the R party have concerns about her. I don’t think they can justify voting for BO though.
Will be interesting to watch
Another useless college major to run up a kid's student loan bill?
Time for another prime time television event.
“No, but you are a showoff. What the heck is a psephologist? “
Don’t ask me, I just posted it. I’m lazy, too lazy to look it up. I’m guessing it means someone who studies “psep”.
Incumbent below 50% — dead duck, cooked goose, filleted fish .... not good to eat.
$2 across the board on The Field.
I believe that “anybody but” always polls better than a known quantity. Plug in the name of a Republican, and BHO would poll even better.
I think Obama has scared too many for this to be accurate. Wonder what the internals were.
Looks like MSM trying to perform CPR for their idol.
Really? I was hoping generic R would beat him. Darn
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