Electoral Division


In AP-GFK poll, half of Americans say they do not think the President deserves to be re-elected.

And/but Obama leads potential GOP challengers in head-to-head match-ups.

Obama 48Romney 45
Obama 49Cain 43
Obama 51Perry 42

Poll conducted Oct. 13-17, 2011. Margin of error 4 points.

Given the state of the economy, it is remarkable how well the President's poll numbers are holding up. Previous troubled incumbents, such as Bill Clinton, were way down in hypothetical match-ups around this time in their first terms. As has been said before, Obama has a ceiling, but his floor is more politically important at this point.
Related Topics: 2012 Elections, Republican Party, The Page, White House

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