Quinnipiac: Obama 45%, Romney 45%; Obama 45%, Perry 42%
9:59 AM, Aug 31, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows President Obama stuck at 45% in match-ups against Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Obama does better against Michele Bachmann (48% to 39%) and Sarah Palin (51% to 37%).
Perry is the least well-known candidate among the four Republicans. According to the poll, 55% of voters haven't heard enough of Perry to have an opinion of him, while 35% say the same of Romney (37% say that of Bachmann, while only 11% don't know enough about Palin). So it will be interesting to see if Romney's slight edge on Perry in a match-up with Obama vanishes or grows as more voters get to know the Texas governor.
As for the GOP primary, Quinnipiac shows Perry with a 6 point lead nationally over Romney: