Poll Update: Obama holds double-digit lead over rivals


Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama holds double digit leads over the top two GOP presidential candidates, according to a new national survey.

  • A Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday indicates Obama topping Mitt Romney 53% to 43% in a hypothetical matchup,
  • The President leads Rick Santorum 53% to 42% in a similar matchup.
  •  Against a generic GOP opponent in the general election (an unnamed candidate who has not suffered negative attacks during the primary process), Obama has a five-point advantage (50%-45%), up from a dead heat back in November.
  • It’s also telling that the president is at or above 50% in all three general election matchups.
  • Polling from USA Today/Gallup tells a different story with Obama & Romney deadlocked at 47%
  • Santorum holds a 49%-46% margin over the president.
  • The Battleground poll indicates the primary contests have taken a toll on Romney, with 51% of independents holding a unfavorable opinion of him, compared to just 33% who see him in a positive light.
  • Against Obama, Romney trails the President by 22 points among independents.
  • 40% of independents have a favorable view of Santorum, with 32% saying they see him in a negative way.
  • Among GOP voters only the two front runners are evenly matched with Santorum at 36% and Romney at 34%.

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One Comment to “Poll Update: Obama holds double-digit lead over rivals”

  1. If anyone can derail the “business as usual” / “burn all fossil fuels because they are there” bandwagon, it will be Obama. However, even he will struggle to do this; unless he can also regain control of Congress.

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