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A majority of voters are betting the President Obama will lose a bid for re-election in 2012, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted March 19-21.

Fifty-four percent say he will lose, 44 percent say he will win and 2 percent have no opinion.

The CNN poll says a generic Republican candidate is running evenly with Obama whether the measure is all adults or registered voters. A bunch of pollsters this week have weighed in this week on Obama's prospects for 2012 with similar results.

Among all adults, Obama leads the unnamed Republican 48 percent to 46 percent with 4 percent preferring another choice and 2 percent undecided. That's a statistical tie given the survey's 3 point margin of error. Among registered voters, Obama and the Republican are tied at 47 percent each with 4 percent wanting another option and 2 percent undecided.

Several pollsters have also been asking Republicans who their favorite is to be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012 and the results have all pointed to Mitt Romney. Romney leads with 22 percent, followed by Sarah Palin at 18 percent, Mike Huckabee at 17 percent, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul at 8 percent each and all others at 5 percent or less.

Check out our earlier post on the other polls and also an insight from Scott Keeter at the Pew Research Center about what this all means (or doesn't).

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I like Obama as a person. I think he is wonderful, has a beautiful family and everything BUT, and that's a big BUT,
as president I feel that he does not have enough spunk to handle America's problems. For example, when the oil spill happened he was virtually pushed to do something about it. His attitude was, it's not my problem. The war is another issue. He promised that he would end it and years later it's still on. He has not shown any clue as to this war is leading. There seems to be no plan in place. Plus, he seems to be a too soft president who goes around licking the butts of world leaders. What we need especially during these terrible times in a strong willed president who has the wit and the bravery to do whatever has to be done to keep America afloat and to give the American Citizens the hope and pride that seems to be fading into the sunset.

March 05 2011 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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