Poll: Obama keeps lead on Republicans in 2012 race

By REUTERS
June 8, 2011 19:41

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the 2012 election despite anxiety about the economy and the country's future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday.

Obama's approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track also rose as pricier gasoline, persistently high unemployment and a weak housing market chipped away at public confidence.

Obama leads all potential Republican challengers by double-digit margins. He is ahead of his closest Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 13 percentage points -- 51 percent to 38 percent.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 18, 2018
Netanyahu and King Abdullah II of Jordan met in Amman

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF