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   Poll: Obama leads Palin by 16 in 2012 test

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10/12/2010 9:55 am

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Michael O'Brien

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Entered 10/12/2010, Updated 10/12/2010

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President Obama would trounce former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) in a hypothetical match-up for the 2012 presidential election, a new poll found Tuesday. Obama leads Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, by a 16-point margin, the Bloomberg News National Poll found. Fifty-one percent of likely voters said they would vote to reelect Obama in a hypothetical match-up against Palin, who drew the support of 35 percent of likely voters. Ten percent said they likely would not vote in an Obama-Palin contest, and 4 percent said they were not sure. Palin has been a divisive figure in politics since exploding onto the scene in 2008. She remains one of her party's most potent personalities, but many in the Bloomberg survey have unfavorable views of her.


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