Obama, Mitt Romney dead heat
By MJ Lee
Barack Obama and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney are locked in a
statistical tie, according to a new national poll Monday.
Obama-Romney race, 46 percent would vote for the president, while 45
would back Romney, the Fox News poll finds.
president enjoys more positive support than the former Massachusetts
with 74 percent of his supporters saying they would be voting “for”
21 percent saying they would be voting “against Romney.” Among the GOP
hopeful’s supporters, just 33 percent said they were “for Romney,”
whopping 58 percent said their vote was more “against Obama.”
finds Obama beating other GOP candidates by big margins — Obama leads
Gingrich by 51-37 percent, and Rick Santorum by 50-38 percent.
were to emerge as the GOP nominee, he would have a slightly better
beating the Obama-Biden ticket if his running mate were Santorum than
were Chris Christie. In the poll, Obama-Biden was found beating
47 percent to 44 percent, while barely edging out Romney-Santorum, 46
to 45 percent.
News poll was conducted Jan. 12-14 among 906 registered voters, and has
margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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