Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PPP Polling: Obama boosts leads over Republicans nationally

Despite his approval rating falling back to even (47% both approvingand disapproving, down slightly from 49-46 last month), President Obama has put a little more distance between himself and three of his potential Republican opponents in the race for the national popular vote since PPP’s February poll. He now leads the four usual frontrunners by five to 15 points and two little-known dark horses also by double digits.

Both Mike Huckabee (48-43) and Mitt Romney (47-42) trail the president by five points. That is an identical margin as last month’s results for Romney, but Huckabee was then down by only three. Trailing by nine last month, Newt Gingrich is now behind 11 (50- 39). And, as ever, bringing up the rear among the usual suspects, Sarah Palin has increased her deficit back to 15 points (53-38) after lagging by 12 in February. PPP also tested likely contender Tim Pawlenty, who trails by 14 (47-33), and possible GOP primary entrant Herman Cain, who loses by 18 (47-29).
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 35/42/24 (-7)
Sarah Palin 35/57/8 (-22)
Mitt Romney 32/44/24 (-12)
Tim Pawlenty 15/33/52 (-18)
Herman Cain 9/29/62 (-20)
Newt Gingrich 26/57/17 (-31)

Head-to-Head: (Obama/Candidate/Undecided)

Mitt Romney 47/42/12 (-5)
Mike Huckabee 48/43/9 (-5)
Newt Gingrich 50/39/11 (-11)
Tim Pawlenty 47/33/19 (-14)
Sarah Palin 53/38/9 (-15)
Herman Cain 47/29/24 (-19)
PPP surveyed 642 American voters from March 10th to 13th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-3.9%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


larry said...

Nationally, Romney and Huckabee are within the MOE in the head to head match-ups.

ConMan said...

Obama is not that far ahead for a sitting President.

Anonymous said...

So this is why we need to run Palin as our nominee. If were going to lose, let's do it in style!

Anonymous said...

this shows that republicans are bereft of ideas that most people want to consider !