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.