Rasmussen: Generic Republican Beats President Obama by Eight Points

Too bad the generic Republican has already dropped out of the race. I keed…

President Obama earns his lowest level of support yet against a generic Republican in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up for the week ending Sunday, August 28.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 48% of the vote, while the president picks up support from 40%.  Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last week, the GOP candidate held a 48% to 43% edge over the incumbent.  This is the seventh week in a row a generic Republican has led Obama.


GOP frontrunner Rick Perry currently has a lead in Iowa and a big lead in South Carolina. The latter is from PPP, the lefties who recently had Perry behind, to Obama, in Texas, where Obama is about as popular as the plague. So take that for what it’s worth. It tells me that Perry may have an even bigger lead in SC than PPP has picked up. Whoever wins South Carolina tends to win the GOP nomination.

So, you can look at the trashed economy, the president’s total lack of ideas and leadership, the polls and how they’re trending, how the mood in the country just keeps getting more and more sour, how about one in for Democrats want Obama off their party’s ballot, the new stuff about Hillary Clinton primarying The One…or you can buy whatever Alan Lichtman is selling, since he says Obama can’t lose.



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