Poll: Obama Leads 2012 GOP Hopefuls

MIAMI (CBS4) – President Barack Obama has suffered through election losses in Congress in 2010, but early polling in Florida showed that if the election was today, Obama would easily win the Sunshine State.

The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, showed Obama beating possible GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor polled the best of the potential GOP candidates.

The numbers are striking because overall in the poll, Obama’s approval rating in Florida is 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. Among Democrats he has a 69/24 approval spread while Republicans have an 81 percent disapproval of the president.

But among independents, Obama polled remarkably well. He garnered a 59 percent approving and 35 percent disapproval rating.

Obama would crush Sarah Palin by a 52-38 percent margin while Mitt Romney would come the closest to overtaking the president. Romney would lose to Obama by a 46-44 percent margin, according to the poll.

Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich trail Obama by 5 points.

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  1. Joyce says:

    I DON’T BELIEVE YOUR ARTICLE ON THE POLLS SAYING THAT OBAMA WOULD WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IF THE ELECTIONS WERE HELD TODAY. THATS A BUNCH OF CRAP AND ALL OF YOU ARE SMOKING SOMETHING FOR SURE. YOU MUST THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE STUPID OR SOMETHING. HE DOESN’T HAVE A GHOST OF A CHANCE OF BEING RE-ELECTED.

  2. David Ullian says:

    Stupid story. Why are the even talking about this ?

  3. duane says:

    Lets face it, no one with a brain runs for pubic office anyways! The real smart people don’t live in the USA anyways! The only people that run for public office are ex cons that had there records whiped clean by the Carters and clintons! Right obama Carter.

  4. Charles says:

    It is not 2012 yet. Unless the economy and UN-employment inprove…He is toast

  5. Just wanted to say that I am working at a large Pharmaceutical corporation in Clayton NC and I support Barack Obama with all my heart. I invite all my friends and colleagues to vote for Obama in 2012!! I LOVE YOU OBAMA

    1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

      @ Diane: I am elderly, disabled , but AGREE with your comment

      @ Charles: We will see, won’t we? GOP does not have a clue, yet…look at the Shut-Down scares, SICK.

      @ Joyce: Why are you Shouting? Opinions are like A sH les: We all have one…like belly-buttons, tooooo

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