In 2012 who wins? poll may surprise
It may be getting time for the White House to polish up on that well-worn political line that public opinion polls don’t matter.
President Barack Obama got hit with a one-two polling punch today.
It’s never too early to talk about the presidential election that’s coming in 2012, they were talking about it during the last one even before the ballots were cast.
Rasmussen Reports in a national survey asked 1,000 likely voters who they would pick for president if the election was held now: Democrat Obama or Republican Mitt Romney.
The answer: EVEN at 45 percent each.
But wait, it gets a bit more complicated.
In choosing between Obama and Republican Sarah Palin the poll came in at 42 percent for Palin compared with 48 percent for Obama.
It seems that her resignation as governer and the anonymous badmouthing about her time on the campaign trail as a vice presidential candidate has rolled off like water off a duck.
But in a three-way race, Obama wins, Palin loses, and Romney gets stuck in the middle.
The poll comes as a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows public approval of Obama’s handling of healthcare reform falling below 50 percent for the first time.
Photo credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts (Voters get ballots on election day November 2008)