Poll: Majority expect GOP to win White House in 2012
October 3rd, 2011
04:23 PM ET
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Poll: Majority expect GOP to win White House in 2012

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans expect the Republicans to win next year's presidential election, according to a new national poll.

An ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates that 55% of the public expects the GOP to recapture the White House in the 2012 election, with 37% saying they expect President Barack Obama to win re-election.

The poll's Monday release comes as the president described himself as an "underdog" in next year's election in an interview with ABC News.

According to the survey, more than eight in ten Republicans expect their party to win back the White House, with fewer Democrats, 58%, saying Obama will win a second term. The poll indicates that a majority of independent voters expect the Republicans to win in 2012.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday with 1,000 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • President Obama
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  1. pb

    Whose poll was this? Gallup? CNN is owned and operated by the GOP corporate world. Remember the years gone by when CNN was a non-partisan news agency which we respected?

    October 3, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. mikle

    What about SOLYNDRA, Obama. No shame at all. Tax payer money out and You ,Obama don't even say sorry.

    October 3, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. Les Bain

    Obumer says he is an underdog...more like a junk yard dog that feeds on misery and pain., At this point I would vote for MIckey Mouse over this idiot.

    October 3, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  4. 2012liberal

    I never thought what happened n 2010 would happen either with rethugs getting house and almost senate. This country deserves excatly what it gets. One way or another. Rethugs win bend over yr going 2 l work 4 two dollars an hour and like it. Privileged will go 2 schl b cuz it will b priviledge not right just like every other right u will lose.

    October 3, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. vet in texas

    funny, the GOP poll better than Obama, but insert a candidate, and he polls better...........yeah, I'm going to go ahead and wait for whom they think will be their nomination, then this poll will mean something.

    October 3, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Me

    But why? the Republicans have brought us nothing but sorrow.
    Their policies caused all of the problems we face today and they have obstructed every effort to recover with great success.
    Why would we as a nation go back to the party and policies that brought this nation and the world to its knees.

    Maybe we should stop trying to save this thing we call America and let it burn from the inside out

    October 3, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. AntiFringe

    I guess there is no need for an election then. Just bring in a warm body from the republican side. Apparently it doesn't matter who it is. Maybe it's time for Palin to enter.

    October 3, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. Leeds

    If Obama wins there are more crazy people out there than most of us think. The man is the Bermuda triangle to the economy and jobs...

    October 3, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  9. Whatever next?

    CNN are playing a very dangerous game by continuing to encourage a republican party whose agenda would be the end of america.
    I do hope all your journalists are investing the 20 pieces of silver the GOP has clearly given you well.

    BTW any mention of the 700 PEOPLE arrested in New York at the weekend?
    I thought not.

    October 3, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
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