Poll: Romney is Obama's toughest competition
October 13th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney is Obama's toughest competition

(CNN) - Mitt Romney would fare best among the top tier Republican presidential candidates against President Barack Obama in a 2012, according to a new national survey.

But the TIME Magazine/ABT SRBI poll released Thursday indicated Obama has razor thin three-point advantage over Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with larger leads over Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, in hypothetical 2012 general election matchups.

When pitted against each other, Obama received 46% to Romney's 43%, a smaller margin than the 12-point lead the president had over Perry and Cain, 50% to 38% and 49% to 37% respectively.

The poll surveyed 1,001 adults between Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, before the most recent GOP presidential debate.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Rick Perry
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  1. terry

    Why would anyone vote for Mitt when he backs theses Governors Walker of WI, Kasich of OH, Scott of FL, Snyder of MI it`s crazy. I am a independent voter and will not vote for Romney no way.

    October 13, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. mannycl

    This President is an icompetent and is driving this country to its ruin. Governor Rommeny will be a much better choice to face Obama in next year election than the rest of the GOP contenders.

    October 13, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. vet in texas

    What I find the most hilarious is that when Obama's ideas don't go as planned, it's a failure, but when ANY republican fails...........they stood by their convictions, they at least had the guts, etc. etc. Ryan gets credit for his failure of a plan for SS and still adds 6 trillion and raises taxes, but Barry's is "another stimulus? Barry gave direct orders to kill enemies of our country and has crippled Al Queda yet he isn't a leader..........this is why alot of people claim some who "disagree" with Barry are racist, you aren't being fair and you know it. The tea party was all up in arms when called a bunch of old racists for meeting in groups and protest their issues, but when it's the 99ers, they are all unions or drugged out hippies..........the front runner Romney would have been kicked out in the 2010 election for his Romneycare and RINO tendencies, but now he is someone you follow.........hilarious, keep listening to the gold salesman if you want to, for their version of history, and I'll keep reading actual things and basing my opinions on factual information. Conservatism is a hoax, and proven failure, if it wasn't then we wouldn't be in this mess we are in now. I'd like to thank President Obama for $3 a gallon gas we have here now, because you sure wanted to blame him and his policies when it was $4, so be equal in your praise unless your truly a coward.

    October 13, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. informed voter

    WiredweirdinSF: your posts continually bash union members as if we aren't hard working, tax paying, voting citizens of these United States. You really are wired weird! Union members are teachers, firefighters, postal workers, police officers, singers, dancers, musicians, electricians, stagehands, the list goes on and on. We millions and millions of hard working, tax paying Americans, and we will come out and vote, in full force, for the party that fights for workers rights and wages! Obama for his second term, and a Democratic Congress and Senate that will work with our president to move this country, and economy forward!

    October 13, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. enough of lies

    new poll out, Mickey Mouse beats obama by 10 points and even Bert and Ernie beat obama, haha

    October 13, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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