Obama Tied With Romney & Paul In November Showdowns, Poll Shows

Mitt Romney is all tied up with President Barack Obama in a likely general election matchup, with the president showing signs of weakness on the economy and Romney seen as out of touch with ordinary Americans, according to a new national survey. And a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday also indicates that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is also even with Obama in another possible showdown this November. The survey also suggests the Republican advantage on voter enthusiasm is eroding, which could be crucial in a close contest.

According to the survey, if the November election were held today and Romney were the Republican presidential nominee, 48% say they’d vote for the former Massachusetts governor, with 47% supporting the president. Romney’s one point margin is well within the poll’s sampling error.

The poll also indicates Paul statistically tied with Obama, with the president at 48% and the longtime congressman at 46%. But according to the poll, the president is doing better against two other Republican presidential candidates. If Rick Santorum were the GOP nominee, Obama would hold a 51%-45% advantage over the former senator from Pennsylvania. And if Newt Gingrich faced off against the president, Obama would lead the former House speaker 52%-43%.

Enthusiasm in voting in the presidential election this November now stands at 54% among registered Republicans, down ten points from last October. Meanwhile, enthusiasm among registered Democrats has risen six points, and now stands at 49%. More in CNN.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The enthusiasm for Obama is so low……. that Ron Paul is polling within the margin of error of Obama.

    Rabbosai, this means that Ron Paul is so electable, I am frightened. I hope the conservative base of the Republican party supports either Romney or another candidate. Because if they refuse to support Romney, and they realize that they cannot agree on any other candidate, watch for Ron Paul to suddenly come out of left field and take the nomination.

    Don’t fool yourselves. Ron Paul is VERY electable (more than Obama was back in 2007 when NOBODY thought Obama would take the Democrat nomination.)

  2. a CNN poll really ! no wonder the numbers are not real, another recent poll show Romney ahead by more than 9% points ! thats a whole lot more believable

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