Arizona is one of the Obama campaign's dream states for 2012 but their chances there aren't looking very good right now- Obama has poor approval numbers in the state and trails Mitt Romney by a healthy margin.
Obama's Arizona approval rating is only 41% with 54% of voters disapproving of him. A higher than normal 22% of Democrats disapprove of the job he's doing, and with independents he's at a pretty bad 35/57 spread. Obama's seen a fair amount of erosion of his numbers in the state since early May, when his approval came down at a 46/50 spread.
Obama trails a hypothetical match up with Mitt Romney, 49-42. That 7 point spread is pretty similar to the 9 points Obama lost to John McCain by in 2008. Romney leads Obama by 11 points with independents and takes an impressive 16% of the Democratic vote.
Mitt Romney 49% (+7)
Barack Obama 42%
Ron Paul 44% (+1)
Barack Obama 43%
Barack Obama 45%
Newt Gingrich 45% ( - )
Barack Obama 46%
Herman Cain 42% (-4)
Barack Obama 47%
Rick Perry 40% (-7)
PPP surveyed 500 Arizona voters from November 17th to 20th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.4%The Full Story is HERE.
The crosstabs can be viewed HERE.
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