It’s way too early for polls on the 2012 presidential race, but THIS STUFF from a Fox News poll is pretty interesting.
With the president having been in office for about a year, 43 percent of Americans say they would vote to re-elect Barack Obama if the 2012 election were held today, which is unchanged from October, yet is down from 52 percent who said they would re-elect him in April.
All in all, 47 percent of Americans say they would vote for someone else rather than re-electing President Obama, up from 31 percent in April.
Moreover, the number saying they would “definitely” vote to re-elect Obama has declined — going from 37 percent in April to 26 percent in October to 23 percent in the new poll.
Among Democrats, 46 percent say they would “definitely” vote to re-elect Obama, down from 69 percent in April. Similarly, among people who voted for Obama in the 2008 election, the poll shows 43 percent would “definitely” vote to re-elect him, down from 57 percent.
In hypothetical head-to-head matchups, President Obama tops each of the Republican candidates tested.
By 47 percent to 35 percent Obama bests former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The president has an even wider edge over former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (55 percent to 31 percent), and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (53 percent to 29 percent).
Finally, twice as many people say they would vote for Obama (48 percent) as would back a candidate from the Tea Party movement (23 percent).