Obama's Leads Have Evaporated in Hypothetical Matchups
Remember when Barack Obama enjoyed large leads against everybody but Mike Huckabee in hypothetical 2012 match-ups?
That was April, and a great deal has changed since then. President Obama's approval rating has been wilting in recent months, thanks in large part to the debt ceiling situation, the resulting downgrade of the country's AAA credit rating by S+P and the very real possibility that we are entering another recession (or are already in one).
According to Gallup.com, President Obama's three-day rolling job approval average is just 38%. That's the lowest approval rating of his presidency.
As you can imagine, this low approval rating puts Obama in a very precarious position with the election less than 15 months away.
Gallup.com published some data this morning that illustrates just how tight things have gotten over the past four months.
Gallup.com asked how people would vote in these hypothetical 2012 match-ups - Obama vs Romney, Obama vs Perry, Obama vs Paul and Obama vs Bachmann.
Barack Obama (46%) vs Mitt Romney (48%)
Barack Obama (47%) vs Rick Perry (47%)
Barack Obama (47%) vs Ron Paul (45%)
Barack Obama (48%) vs Michelle Bachmann (44%)
Barack Obama (47%) vs Mitt Romney (46%)
Barack Obama (48%) vs Rick Perry (44%)
Barack Obama (45%) vs Ron Paul (44%)
Barack Obama (48%) vs Michelle Bachmann (43%)
Here were some of the hypothetical match-ups as of April:
Obama 45% vs Romney 40%
Obama 48% vs Palin 38%
Obama 43% vs Huckabee 43%
Obama 49% vs Gingrich 37%
Obama 42% vs Paul 34%
Obama 45% vs Pawlenty 35%
Obama 45% vs Daniels 32%
Obama 43% vs Cain 25%
Obama 42% vs Barbour 34%
Obama 42% vs Huntsman 31%
Obama 49% vs Trump 34%
*Perry and Bachmann were not seen as likely candidates for President back in April
President Obama is going to be in for a heck of a fight in 2012..
Source: Gallup.com - Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul
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