Support for Generic Republican Candidate Highest to Date, Rasmussen Finds

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

I make this the last item of the day for fear of being accused of piling on. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama has taken so many blows—from friends, foes, and a slew of polls—that he must feel like a punch drunk fighter.

We’ve written about many of these polls. In one paragraph, we can summarize it this way.

Obama is losing support faster than even I imagined he would, including among Independents. His popularity is spiraling downward, his approval ratings are racing toward the low 30s, the sense that he lacks crucial leadership skills is widespread, and perhaps worst of all (for him), you can almost sense that an increasingly panicky Democratic Establishment may be sitting him down soon to talk about…his future.

Today Rasmussen reported for the eighth week in a row a generic (unnamed) Republican candidate has led Obama in a head-to-head matchup. The generic Republican candidate garnered 49%, the highest level of support to date, compared to 41% for Obama.

While “Both Obama and the generic Republican earn strong support from their respective parties,” we read, “Voters not affiliated with either major political party favor the Republican candidate by a 47% to 34% margin.”

Finally, “For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry, the GOP frontrunner, leads the president – 44% to 41% – in a national Election 2012 survey,” Rasmussen reported. “Other announced Republican candidates trail the president by single digits.”

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