As Obama’s re-election campaign surveys the landscape of the GOP race, a majority of voters believe Obama does not deserve to be re-elected, according to the poll. Forty-two percent say the president deserves to be re-elected, while 51 percent say he does not.
But Perry trails Obama narrowly, with the president capturing 45 percent of the vote to Perry’s 42 percent. And for the new Republican frontrunner, Perry’s ratings among all voters are tepid: Just 22 percent of voters say they have a favorable opinion of Perry, while 23 percent have an unfavorable opinion. A majority, 55 percent, haven’t heard enough about him to form an opinion.
Romney ties Obama in a general-election matchup, with each garnering 45 percent. Last month, Obama led Romney by six points.