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US: 2012 Pres (PPP 1/18-19)

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Public Policy Polling (D)
1/18-19/10; 1,151 registered voters, 2.8% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

National

2012 President
Huckabee 45%, Obama 44%
Obama 49%, Palin 41%
Obama 44%, Petraeus 34%
Obama 44%, Romney 42%

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 46 / 47 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Mike Huckabee: 35 / 29 (chart)
Sarah Palin: 42 / 51 (chart)
David Petraeus: 25 / 12
Mitt Romney: 36 / 32 (chart)

 

Comments
Stillow:

Whoa.......................A Dem pollsters shows the Huck up on the fading Obama? A sitting presdient shoudl never poll lower than ANYONE in his 2ndyear..........

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Field Marshal:

I would love to see Petraeus run. His deficit is probably 100% name recognition.

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Uchenna Oguekwe:

@Stillow
I thought you have said time and time again that polls this far out from the 2012 election don't mean anything or are you just using different standards here?

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ChicagoKid:

I don't think Petraeus would be a good Presidential candidatate yet, I think he would be a good vice. Military background and very smart, Princeton educated. Need some political experience for Pres run.

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Williame123:

The truth probably lies somewhere between this poll and the fox poll, which is terrible for the GOP. If and when the economy turns around Obama will be unbeatable in 2012.

The historical evidence is overwhelmingly in Obama's favor.

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Field Marshal:

Historical evidence?

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ndirish11:

Huckabee? really? He is a religious nut and he lets his extreme views get in the way of his politics. He is against gay marriage AND civil unions, he strongly opposes abortion, he is against free trade, and he doesn't believe that the Patriot Act is harmful to our civil liberties. You wonder why the youth doesn't vote republican? That's why.

Speaking from the youth, I know that the message of smaller government, lower taxes and less spending is popular. But the extreme far right, backwards views he has on social issues will have the youth not wanting to even consider him a sane candidate. You wonder why Ron Paul had the most youth support in the primaries? That's why.

Conserve the idea that all men and women are created equal, conserve the idea that the government stays out of our personal lives. Don't say your conservative when the only ideas you conserve are the ideas of racism and bigotry, and sexism that are not in our Constitution.

Another reason why youth won't support any of these candidates? They are all pro-war. How can lower the spending when you billion dollar wars going on to maintain our empire? This is why less and less youth are becoming Republicans. Democrats aren't any better. One of these parties has to change and realize that the upcoming generation isn't going to stand ready to go to more wars that only leave us more resented. They need to realize that we want to keep our civil liberties and that we want smaller government with lower taxes and less spending. They need to realize that we are tired of discrimination and that the majority of us are for gay-marriage and striaght-marriage because marriage shouldn't be a concern of the government.

Not one of these candidates will address these issues.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I noticed Ron Paul drew a lot of support from college-age males, much like Barry Goldwater did. However, I doubt they represent the majority of young people by a long shot.

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Farleftandproud:

It would be the best thing in the world for progressives for Huckabee to be the nominee. Could you imagine how many of his opinions from Fox News Progressives could rip apart? I have a feeling he won't run because he is a man who doesn't try to cover up his true feelings about the issues. Bush, could come across as moderate and populist, but few people saw some of his extreme social conservative views, because Bush covered it up well. Huck doesn't pretend to be moderate.

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Farleftandproud:

N Dirish: You have some great points. I say the same thing as you to people every day; some love me and others just don't want to listen. I would agree that the Democrats have to look at who is in their party and have new commitments to putting the people, not the special interests first. Mary Landreu and Max Baucus took more money from big pharmaceuticals than most Republicans. That is exactly why they are the ones who are Democrats in name only.

You can be from a socially conservative state and get elected as a social moderate but fiscal progressive. Bob Casey is a great example of this kind of leader; he is a strong advocate of being pro life and not supporter of gay marriages, yet he cares about fighting greed on wall street and fighting for health care.

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Farleftandproud:

Casey is the Senator from PA, for those who don't know.

If the US were like most nations, people like Scott Brown and Joe Lieberman would be elected in wealthy areas similar to the wealthy areas in the Boston area and ritzy towns in CT, who would be socially moderate but more capitalistic. I can't understand why poor states like LA and Ar would elect politiicans who are extremely pro-wall street, pro pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and stand for all the special interests, who really don't benefit rural America. It doesn't make sense.

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WHorton:

Agree, this is a laugher. I think Romney is the only possible threat. All it will take is a few ads to expose the soft on crime Huck. Sorry neos.

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Williame123:

I actually think Huck is much stronger in the general election than Romney. Romney's liberal record in MA will conflict with his conservative rhectoric in the primaries.

There is a good reason why McCain whipped him in '08. A more knowledgeable and confident Palin would destroy him but Palin is not there yet. Ironically Romney would make the best president out of the entire crew. He is bright, articulate, confident and a good manager. He is also a right-wing liberal in the mold of his father and other traditional NE Repubs like Pataki, Jim Douglas, Jodi Rell, Bush '41 etc.

Were it not for the '91 recession and Clinton's prodigious talents, Bush '41 would have been a great president. The business cycle caught him at the wrong time and with the wrong opponent. Romney reminds me a lot of Bush '41.

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