Washington, Feb 12(ANI): A new poll has revealed that the Republican Party nominee for the 2012 US presidential election has a fair chance of defeating President Barack Obama.
According a Gallup poll taken between February 1-3, Independents, whose support was critical to Obama's electoral success in the last presidential race, would prefer a Republican candidate to Obama by 45 to 31 percent.
Overall in the poll, 44 percent of registered voters said that they are more likely to vote for Obama while 42 percent said they would vote for the Republican candidate. The remaining 14 percent are undecided or would vote for another candidate, Fox News reports.
Obama is tied among all voters because a greater proportion of registered voters identify themselves as Democrat in the poll.
Earlier, a new Rasmussen Reports survey had found that 75 percent of American voters are "angry" at the Obama administration's policies.
It found that out of 1,000 voters surveyed, 75 percent said they were either "very" or "somewhat" angry with the "current policies of the federal government." Forty-five percent said they were "very" angry.
Only 19 percent said they were "not very" or "not at all" angry with the government, while 6 percent were not sure.
More men were angry with the federal government than women, and voters who earned from 60,000 dollars to 100,000 dollars were found to be the angriest. (ANI)