Posted by | December 16, 2010 11:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Obama leading the 2012 sweepstakes, with 42% saying they’d vote for him, versus 39% who say they’d vote Republican. It gets even better when you identify potential opponents.

But putting a name beside the generic Republican slot changes the picture. Mr. Obama leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by seven percentage points, 47%-40%. Against Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, a relative unknown but a potential candidate, the president maintains his 47% but leads by 20 points.

On the other hand, Mr. Obama leads former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by 22 points, 55% to 33%, an indication that the former Republican vice presidential nominee remains a polarizing figure who actually wins support for Mr. Obama.

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