Submitted By Todd on July 21st at 7:31am
manage a tie.
If the 2012 presidential election were held today, President Obama and possible Republican nominee Mitt Romney would be all tied up at 45% each, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.If there's anyone whose resume makes him the clear choice to have in the White House right now, that would be Mitt.
The president, seeking a second four-year term, beats another potential GOP rival, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, by six points – 48% to 42%.Of course, Barack does have the benefit of being the incumbent, and he has the media fully behind him, but still - hasn't the country figured out that a President whose political philosophy is inspired by the defunct Soviet Union isn't the best guy for the job?
When Romney is the Republican nominee, he beats Obama among unaffiliated voters 48% to 41%. But when Palin is the GOP candidate, unaffiliated voters prefer Obama by a 47% to 41% margin.The good news is that Obama's luster is starting to fade, and it will continue downward.