Hypothetical match up, Obama now trails Romney …
Talk about a reversal of fortune. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Mitt Romney has jumped ahead of Obama and has his biggest lead over the “The One”, 45% to 39%. Just last week Romney trailed Obama 44% to 41%. What has to be most concerning for Barack Obama is that an incumbent president is polling under 40%. Normally it is an issue if an incumbent polls under 50%, but under 40% is a disaster.
Romney’s lead over Obama has grown by this much
Mitt Romney has now jumped to his biggest lead ever over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date.
The latest national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the former Massachusetts governor, while 39% prefer the president. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Presently in the Rasmussen polls, Obama has a 45%-55%, approval/disapproval for his job approval rating. Meanwhile 72% think the country is headed in the wrong direction, while only 22% think the country is headed in the right direction.