Washington (CNN) – There's plenty of bad news to go around in a new survey out Tuesday that suggests both President Obama and his eventual Republican challenger will face a substantial portion of the electorate who refuse to vote for them - especially if that challenger is Donald Trump or Sarah Palin.
According to the new survey from USA Today/Gallup, 46 percent of Americans say Obama will definitely not get their vote – a number that suggests the president has little room for error in his effort to win reelection.
But the GOP can't quite pop the champagne either – about an equal percentage of Americans say they definitely won't vote for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee – the two Republicans and former presidential candidates that are leading in most primary polls.
Not surprisingly, given Obama does not face a fractured field to win the nomination of his party like the GOP contenders do, 31 percent say they will definitely vote for him while less than 10 percent say the same about Romney and Huckabee.
The news is worst for Donald Trump and Sarah Palin however: 64 percent said they definitely wouldn't vote for the "Celebrity Apprentice" host while 65 percent said the same about the former vice presidential nominee.
The poll surveyed 1,013 adults by telephone from Wednesday to Saturday and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.