Obama most popular candidate for 2012 election: Survey

March 24th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Mar.24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has got the maximum number of supporters for the 2012 elections, reveals Pew Research Center poll.

About 47 percent of registered voters say they would like to see Obama reelected for a second consicutive term.

Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said they’d prefer to see a Republican candidate win in 2012 electons, while 16 percent said they were undecided, The Politico reports.

Republican and Republican-leaning independents surveyed by Pew haven’t come to a consensus on whom they’d like to see taking the White House from Obama.

Former Massachusetts Govenor Mitt Romney did the best as he polled support of 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, stood second with 20 percent votes, followed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, with 13 percent votes.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, polled at 3 percent, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, polled at 11 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,525 adults, including 1,251 registered voters. (ANI)

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