Public Policy Polling: “Obama in perilous shape”

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm, released new national numbers yesterday for President Barack Obama showing that 46% of voters approve of his job performance, but 48% disapprove. These are obviously not numbers that Obama’s campaign wants to see headed into an election year.

The numbers also show that Romney is now running even with Obama; with independents, voters that will be key if Republicans hope to boot the president, breaking 46/37 for the former Massachusetts Governor. Pawlenty is the only other candidate polled that even comes close to these numbers with independents.

Here is how Obama compares to the group of Republicans candidates tested against him (numbers with independents are off to the side).

Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney

  • Obama: 45% (37%)
  • Romney: 45% (46%)
  • Undecided: 10% (16%

Barack Obama v. Michele Bachmann

  • Obama: 48% (45%)
  • Bachmann: 41% (39%)
  • Undecided: 11% (17%)

Barack Obama v. Tim Pawlenty

  • Obama: 48% (42%)
  • Pawlenty: 39% (42%)
  • Undecided: 13% (17%)

Barack Obama v. Herman Cain

  • Obama: 48% (43%)
  • Cain: 36% (38%)
  • Undecided: 16% (20%)

Barack Obama v. Sarah Palin

  • Obama: 53% (51%)
  • Palin: 37% (38%)
  • Undecided: 9% (11%)
 


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