Poll: President Obama would rout Sarah Palin in 2012

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Range Rover, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Poll: Obama would rout Palin in 2012
    By: Scott Wong
    October 12, 2010 10:28 AM EDT

    Barack Obama would rout Sarah Palin in a theoretical matchup in the 2012 presidential election, according to a Bloomberg National Poll released Tuesday.

    The Democratic president led the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee by 16 percentage points, 51 percent to 35 percent, the poll found.

    One in 10 voters said they would not cast a ballot, and 4 percent said they were undecided.

    Palin said in an interview last week she would not likely run for president if voters preferred a more traditional candidate. But during this midterm election cycle, she has been endorsing and campaigning for a number of Republicans across the country, including tea party favorites Sharron Angle in Nevada and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware — a move by Palin that many see as an effort to lay the groundwork for a presidential run.

    Still, Palin’s overall popularity remained low. Only 38 percent of those surveyed said they had a favorable opinion of her, while 54 percent viewed her unfavorably. Meanwhile, 53 percent said they viewed Obama favorably and 44 percent unfavorably.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama’s 2008 Democratic presidential rival, had among the highest favorability ratings, with 64 percent viewing her favorably and 31 percent unfavorably.

    Those surveyed were nearly evenly split over whether Obama was doing a good job as president: 47 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved.

    And more than four in 10 who previously backed the president said their support had diminished or that they no longer supported him.

    The poll, conducted for Bloomberg News Oct. 7-10, was based on telephone interviews with 1,000 adults, including 721 likely voters in this fall’s midterm elections. The margin of error was 3.7 percentage points.
  2. Still, Palin’s overall popularity remained low.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama’s 2008 Democratic presidential rival, had among the highest favorability ratings,


    What the F are we reading. Who is the most popular loser?

    In other news regarding big time losers. Madoff is in prison but only half of his customers lost money while everyone lost money with Lehman and Fuld says stop calling me "defective dick".
  3. JamesL


    No argument here. Palin is, shall we say, less than worthy.

    But if you think that is who Obama is going to run against to secure a second term, you will be sadly mistaken.

    So keep painting those rosy scenarios to tell you how great you think Obama is.
  4. I'ed like to see Boehner run against him.:D
  5. Romney is the only Republican who can beat him imo
  6. JamesL


    No, it's going to be Scott Brown. Look at his back story:

    local state senator, former lawyer, married with 2 daughters, runs for US Senator, wins then maybe runs for President 2 years later w/o really proving himself first.

    It has happened before.
  7. LOL!!!:D
  8. rew


    The Republicans sure know how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Ron Paul could wipe the floor with Obama so who do the Republicans rally behind? Idiot Sarah Palin.
  9. JamesL


    Ron Paul will be 77 by the 2012 fall elections. Will never happen, unless he has a rally good running mate.

    Why do you think McCain really lost?
  10. rew


    McCain lost because he is a Bush clone who picked a running mate even stupider than himself. Although Paul is about as old as McCain he is not suffering from encroaching senility the way McCain is.
    #10     Oct 13, 2010