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Democratic Poll Shows Obama Tied with Palin in 2012 Matchup

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:07 pm - July 15, 2010.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Sarah Palin

We all know how liberals love to loathe the immediate past Governor of the Last Frontier, who, based on the latest media reports, is best known as the future mother-in-law of Levi Johnston.

Well, Jim Geraghty alerts us to a new poll by the Democratic polling firm, Public Policy Polling (PPP), that shows Sarah Palin, despite approval ratings that are seriously underwater, tied with the incumbent Democrat:

With his approval numbers hitting new lows it’s no surprise that Barack Obama’s numbers in our monthly look ahead to the 2012 Presidential race are their worst ever this month. He trails Mitt Romney 46-43, Mike Huckabee 47-45, Newt Gingrich 46-45, and is even tied with Sarah Palin at 46. The only person tested he leads is Jan Brewer, who doesn’t have particularly high name recognition on the national level at this point.

It’s not that any of the Republican candidates are particularly well liked. Only Huckabee has positive favorability numbers at 37/28. Romney’s at 32/33, Gingrich at 32/42, Palin at 37/52, and Brewer at 17/20. But with a majority of Americans now disapproving of Obama it’s no surprise that a large chunk of them would replace him as President if they had that choice today.

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