CNN poll: Guiliani would beat Obama

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A new CNN poll has Rudy Giuliani leading Barack Obama — the only 2012 candidate to do so.

General Election Matchups:

Rudy Giuliani 51% – Barack Obama 45%

Barack Obama 51% – Michele Bachmann 45%

Barack Obama 55% – Sarah Palin 41%

Barack Obama 51% – Rick Perry 46%

Barack Obama 49% – Mitt Romney 48%


Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. I don’t know what it is with Giuliani and CNN polls.

A May primary poll had him leading the pack. And a poll last month showed him tied with Palin and just 3% behind Romney. I know his name ID is high, but so is Sarah Palin, and she trails the president by 14%.

Racial Divide. Every single one of the ’12 candidates matched against Obama (even Palin) do better than the POTUS among whites. Obama wins every matchup among non-Whites, big-time.

Education gap. You know how Republicans need to win back college graduates? Doesn’t look like it’d happen with Palin. College graduates give Obama a +19% edge against her. They only give him a +2% lead against Romney.

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