Overall, this is a positive sign for the GOP. On the other hand, there isn’t a specific candidate within the Republican 2012 field that is polling better than President Obama in most battleground states – which is not a good sign!
A generic Republican candidate now leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows the generic Republican with 47% of the vote, while the president picks up 42% support. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
A week ago , the GOP candidate received the highest level of support to date and led the president 48% to 42%. The GOP candidate has now outpolled the president in 10 of 13 surveys conducted weekly since early May.The survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted on July 25-31, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.