Obama Leads Sarah Palin By 22 Points In New Poll
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll would seem to indicate that President Obama has little to worry from the top tier of potential challengers at the moment:
Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential race, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Obama leading prominent Republicans in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups.
Against Romney, the lead is seven points, 47 percent to 40 percent. Against Palin, it’s 22 points, 55 percent to 33 percent. And against Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. — another potential presidential candidate, though not as well known — it’s 20 points, 47 percent to 27 percent.
And in a generic match-up, with respondents asked to choose between voting to re-elect Obama or his Republican opponent, Obama leads by three points, 42 percent to 39 percent, with an additional 10 percent saying it depends who the GOP opponent is.
With Palin trailing Obama by 22 points — and with her negative rating now at 50 percent, her all-time high in the poll — McInturff says that this is “a sobering starting point” for her if she decides to run for president.
Gee, do ya think?
With numbers like this, and unfavorable numbers that remain historically high, any Republican who supports Sarah Palin for the 2012 nomination just needs to admit to themselves that they don’t care about winning.