Obama will outpace GOP front-runners if elections were held today: Poll

February 13th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): US President Barack Obama would win eight swing states if the presidential elections were held today, including one electoral vote-giving congressional district that he had won in 2008, a new poll has found.

Politico quoted surveys conducted by Public Policy Polling over the last three months as saying that Obama would win all his match-ups against four likely presidential candidates–Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney.

“If he stood for reelection today against one of the current Republican front-runners, Obama would almost certainly win the same number of electoral votes as he did in 2008, if not more,” PPP noted on its blog.

In Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Nebraska’s second congressional district, Obama would win by an average of seven points.

Romney does the best in match-ups against Obama, trailing by an average of six points, the report said.

Obama’s leads, however, are smallest in three states–Ohio, where he leads by 4 percentage points, North Carolina, where he leads by six, and Florida, where he leads by an average of seven points.

The poll found double-digit leads ranging from 10 to 15 percent for Obama in Iowa, Nevada and New Mexico.

In 2008, Obama had won all of the swing states tested in the poll, including a ninth one that went for Bush in 2004 - Indiana. (ANI)

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