Thursday, July 28, 2011
According to the latest Pew Research Poll, the huge lead President Obama held over a generic Republican opponent in polls conducted earlier this year has vanished as his support among independent voters fallen off.
Currently, just 41% of registered voters say they would like to see Mr. Obama reelected, while 40% say they would prefer to see a Republican candidate win in 2012. In May, Obama held an 11-point lead.
The steep drop-off in support for Obama is seen among important independents.
Just 31% of independent voters want to see Obama reelected, down from 42% in May and 40% in March.
Currently, a majority of independent (54%) disapprove of Obama’s performance for the first time in his presidency. His approval among independents has slipped to 36% from 42% last month and 49% in late May.