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New Poll: Huckabee Does Best vs. Obama in 2012 Match-Ups

by: Josh Putnam

Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 13:00:00 PM EDT

Public Policy Polling has a new poll out pitting President Obama against four potential competitors in a series of 2012 general election trial heats. Among the four Republicans, Mike Huckabee polled the best against Obama and was the only match-up where the president was under the fifty percent support mark. Here are the results from PPP's national survey of 686 voters over the weekend (April 17-19):

Obama - 49%
Huckabee - 42%
Not Sure - 9%

Obama - 52%
Gingrich - 39%
Not Sure - 9%

Obama - 53%
Palin - 41%
Not Sure - 6%

Obama - 50%
Romney - 39%
Not Sure - 11%


I've got more over at FHQ.

Josh Putnam :: New Poll: Huckabee Does Best vs. Obama in 2012 Match-Ups

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I am shocked (0.00 / 0)
I am shocked that Palin got 41%.
I was under the impression that even the republicans had started to realize that she is a nut.
What is she going to have to do in order for America to wake up and see that she is not presidential material?  Run up and down the street naked?

America definitely needs better education in the schools and more well informed voters.

I don't buy uy (0.00 / 0)
That palin would get 41% of the vote tells me that either a: this is a crappy poll or b people are saying shit that they would never really do

Please continue this conversation if you want by finding me on twitter @Lord_Chadeous

Small differences (0.00 / 0)
The difference between the four is very small; this is basically a partisan identification poll or a referendum on Obama.

Scott, you're exactly right. (0.00 / 0)
Average the numbers out across the four match ups and Obama is at 51% with the Republican candidates coming to 40.25%.  To me that is the status quo from November once you factor in undecideds overall and the uncertainty of who the actual nominee is going to be for the GOP in 2012.  A "meh" result if there ever was one.

What we should be taking away from this poll is how Hillary Clinton-like Sarah Palin has become.  People either like her or they don't and there's really no gray area.  Everyone has an opinion on her in terms of favorability/unfavorability.  She was the only one of the four in the single digits for "not sures" on that measure.

Oh, and Leah, I think the fact that Palin improved over the first PPP poll was due in some part to being in the news for the Right to Life Dinner last week just before this poll was conducted.  

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But focus on the Polled Group (0.00 / 0)
15% Liberal
45% Moderate
41% Conservative


40% Democrat
33% Republican
27% Independent

So with 41% self identified as Conservative, it only stands to reason you would see those 4 Republicans around 40%.




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