Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Running Even

Gallup is out with a poll pitting President Obama against the Republican field, and the results are a little worrisome: he’s either even or a little behind with just about everyone running on the GOP side.

Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively.

Okay, so a bunch of caveats: it’s August, fifteen months before the election, and, as Steve M notes, the results are pretty much the same no matter who the opponent is.

That indicates that the respondents either don’t know the difference between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, they don’t care, or they’re just messing with the pollsters.