Obama's popularity rising, Palin's falling for 2012 Presidential elections: Poll

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Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's efforts to gain publicity for the 2012 presidential election through television is not really working out that well, as her popularity with Republicans has slipped below that of three other potential candidates, while Obama's standing with Democrats is improving, according to a new poll.

The CBS news quoted the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll as saying that US President Barack Obama's standing with Democrats for their 2012 nomination is improving, while Tea Party champion Sarah Palin has lost ground to fellow potential Republican candidates Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

The poll further found that despite being upset with Obama over his tax-cut compromise earlier, nearly 78 percent of Democrats want Obama as their nominee in 2012, while only 19 percent of Democrats want someone else.

Palin has lost 18 points in Republican support in the last two years, with 49 percent of Republicans now saying they would be likely to support her for the nomination in 2012, the poll claims.

Two-thirds of Republicans questioned say they would likely support Huckabee as their nominee in 2012. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans say they would likely support Romney. That number drops to 54 percent for Gingrich. (ANI)

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