Friday, January 7, 2011

Nevada 2012: Obama, Romney in dead heat

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Barack Obama would be the heavy favorite to win Nevada in 2012 unless Mitt Romney were running against him.

2012 Matchups:

a. Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46%

b. Barack Obama 51% Mike Huckabee 41%

c. Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 40%

d. Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 39%

Favorability Ratings:

a. Mitt Romney 47%/37% for +10%.

b. Mike Huckabee 43%/39% for +4%.

c. Newt Gingrich 35%/51% for -16%.

d. Sarah Palin 36%/58% for -22%.

e. Barack Obama's approval rating is 50%/46%.

Hispanic vote:

a. Barack Obama 64% Sarah Palin 27%.

b. Barack Obama 64% Mitt Romney 28%.

c. Barack Obama 64% Newt Gingrich 28%.

d. Barack Obama 59% Mike Huckabee 33%.

Notes: Pollster Tom Jensen says the big disparity between Romney and the rest of the GOP hopefuls is explained by indies.

Obama dominates most of the Republican field with them- a 22 point lead over Palin, a 23 point one over Huckabee, and a 27 point one over Gingrich.

But Romney actually has an 11 point lead over Obama with them.