According to the latest Gallup poll
, President Barack Obama would lose to an unnamed Republican candidate if the election were held today.
• Forty-four percent of respondents said they would vote for a Republican candidate when asked whom they would support in the 2012 election.
•Thirty-nine percent of participants said they would vote for Obama, while 18 percent of respondents said they had no opinion.
The no-named-Republican survey seems to fly in the face of other recent polls that have Obama prevailing in matchups with the current field of Republican candidates.
• An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll indicates that Obama would beat Republican Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 43 percent.
• The same poll indicates that Obama would win against Republican Tim Pawlenty by 50 percent to 39 percent.
The fact that a generic Republican candidate fares better than any of the actual Republican candidates seems to indicate a general dissatisfaction with the Republican field.
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