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October 14, 2011

Generic GOP Candidate Leads President Barack Obama 46% to 38%

Posted in: 2012 Elections,Barack Obama,Gallup,Hope and Change,Obamanation,Polls,Presidential Contenders,Presidential Election,Rasmussen,Republican

Barack Obama continues to trail against an unnamed Republican candidate.

According to the most recent Gallup Poll, a Generic Republican candidate leads President Barack Obama 46% to 38% among registered voters. No matter how one looks at this polling, the fact that only 38% would vote for Obama as opposed to any GOP challenger in the 2012 election must cause concern for Team Obama. As Hot Air opines, all the Republican party has to do is nominate a Republican candidate with plain wrapping and a blue stripe.

U.S. registered voters, by 46% to 38%, continue to say they are more likely to vote for the Republican presidential candidate than for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The generic Republican led by the same eight-percentage-point margin in September, and also held a lead in July. The August update, conducted just after an agreement to raise the federal debt limit, had Obama with a slight edge.

Is this a guarantee that the GOP nominee will defeat Barack Obama in 2012, no.  However, the fact that an incumbent President is polling at 38% against an unnamed challenger should send chills through the reelect Obama minions. According to recent Rasmussen polls Obama narrowly leads Romney and Cain; however, when an incumbent President has a job approval rating of 43% and under the magical 50% … its time to be concerned that you provided America with no hope and they want change.

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