Rasmussen 2012 Preview: Obama Tied With Romney, Leading Palin

In what can only be taken to be a reflection of his declining approval numbers, a new Rasmussen poll shows that President Obama would face quite a challenge in seeking re-election three years from now:

If the 2012 presidential election were held today, President Obama and possible Republican nominee Mitt Romney would be all tied up at 45% each, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

The president, seeking a second four-year term, beats another potential GOP rival, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, by six points – 48% to 42%.

In both match-ups, seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, with three percent (3%) undecided.

Of course, this isn’t anymore indicative of the “state of the race” for 2012 than that poll back in 2006 that showed Rudy Giuliani leading in the race for the GOP nomination was in determining how the 2008 race turned out.

Nonetheless, it’s interesting and, if nothing else, further reflection of the President’s declining poll numbers.

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