Gallup: Obama trails Romney, ties Perry

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    Aug 23, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    What I think is remarkable is by how little Obama trails Bachmann.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/177765-romney-leads-obama-among-registered-voters-perry-tied-with-president

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) would beat President Obama among registered voters, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) would tie the president if the election were held today, according to a new Gallup Poll.

    Obama leads GOP Reps. Ron Paul (Texas) and Michele Bachmann (Minn.) among registered voters, but by 2 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
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    Aug 23, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    I just think all these polls are an exercise in ridiculousness. It's so early, so much is going to change in the months to come. The average American isn't even really paying all that much attention yet. Once summer is over and we start marching toward the first primaries, I'd bet that these polls will tell an even different story.
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    Aug 23, 2011 4:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI just think all these polls are an exercise in ridiculousness. It's so early, so much is going to change in the months to come. The average American isn't even really paying all that much attention yet. Once summer is over and we start marching toward the first primaries, I'd bet that these polls will tell an even different story.




    I think your right !!! But I for one am so disgusted with Obama, that I'm about at the point of voting for someone who at least says up front what he'll do that's not 'progressive' as apposed to voting for Obama who says he's 'progressive' yet works to undermine 'progressive' goals and programs such as SS and Medicare behind our backs.

    Some of you republicans/conservatives complain about Obama being socialistic, but that's a ruse, in reality he is a better republican than Clinton was. LOL !!! (Lets remember that it was Clinton that went along with deregulation to the point of starting the banking and wall street gambling that brought them both and our country to its financial knees)
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    Aug 23, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI just think all these polls are an exercise in ridiculousness. It's so early, so much is going to change in the months to come. The average American isn't even really paying all that much attention yet. Once summer is over and we start marching toward the first primaries, I'd bet that these polls will tell an even different story.


    I think they're important insofar as the fact that Republicans are jockeying for position so these are useful datapoints to see the impact attacks on those like Bachman or Perry are having. Obviously there is only one poll that matters but because they tend to actually track and are consistent with views of the public at a specific and probably too brief of a point in time, I think they are useful.

    Incidentally, as I think I've also pointed out before, the trends are useful to watch. Obama is going to have a tough campaign ahead of him.