Half the country thinks Obama shouldn't be re-elected

Dangerous territory for Obama even if it is a year out from the election. If, as expected, the economy doesn't improve very much, that judgment will only grow once the GOP settles on a specific candidate. The Hill: Half of all Americans believe President Obama should not be reelected, although the president leads all Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups, according to a new AP-GfK poll. The poll found that 50 percent of those surveyed said Obama should not be given a second term, while 46 percent believed he should be, underscoring the president's slide since the bitter debt-ceiling debate this summer. But in a matchup with Mitt Romney, the Republicans' current leading candidate, Obama led by a 48 percent to 45 percent margin. His leads were greater with Herman Cain (49 percent to 42 percent) and Rick Perry (51 percent to 42 percent), the other top-tier Republican candidates. The Obama campaign has clearly taken note of both their sliding poll numbers and the former...(Read Full Post)

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