Gallup: Romney Beating Obama By 4
Ladies and gentlemen, good news on the 2012 front:
Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 4 percentage points in Gallup’s latest national head-to-head polling.
If the election were held Thursday, 50 percent said they would support Romney, versus 46 percent who would support Obama, according to Gallup. The president holds the edge on former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), 49 percent to 48 percent.
This is big for two reasons:
1) This means the recent high President Obama has been on could come crashing back down to earth. We’ll have to keep an eye on his favorable/unfavorables in the coming days.
2) Romney has hit the 50% threshold, which is kinda big. A majority of Americans are now willing to vote for him over the incumbent President. That’s huge. However, this is a very early poll and a lot can change between now and November. Not to mention we don’t even know if Romney will actually end up being the nominee.
And/but: the margin of error in this poll is 4 points as well, meaning this is almost a dead heat. All the same, at least Obama isn’t winning.