Tags: Barack Obama | Mitt Romney | 2012 President Race | | Obama | Republican | Gallup

Gallup: Generic Republican Could Beat Obama 47-39%

Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 04:06 PM

Registered voters now favor a generic Republican candidate over President Barack Obama by a margin of 47 to 39 percent. The eight-point spread represents the first significant margin for a GOP candidate, a new Gallup poll shows.

The poll, conducted July 7-10, marks the second month in a row that a Republican held an edge against Obama. In June, a generic Republican held a 44-39 percent lead. The poll found that independent registered voters are more likely to vote for the Republican candidate than for Obama by a margin of 44 to 34 percent.

“However, the poll does not have a large degree of predictive ability,” Gallup's analysis of the numbers says.

“President Obama's re-election prospects do not look very favorable at this point — if the election were held today, as measured by the generic presidential ballot. However, that result does not necessarily mean he is likely to be denied a second term in November 2012. At this point in 1991, George H.W. Bush looked like a sure bet to win a second term, but he was defeated.”

Gallup noted that a key, and yet-to-be-determined, factor is who the Republican nominee is. “Mitt Romney is the presumptive front-runner, but, but Americans have generally not held very positive opinions of him the last few years,” Gallup said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved