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Gallup National Poll: Obama In Dead Heat With GOP Challengers


Recent polling has shown a very tight race amongst the President and the aforementioned candidates. Over the last months various national polls have shown Obama with single digit leads over the major contenders. The exception is Paul, who has never showed much strength against Obama in a national matchup, but is within two points in the Gallup survey. Head to head polling at this point suggests as much, if not more, about the President's relative weakness, than it does anything about the strength of his potential rivals.

The TPM Poll Averages show a slim 0.1 percent lead for the President in a matchup with Romney, a 1.9 point advantage against Perry, and a 5.5 spread against Bachmann.

The new Gallup survey used live telephone interviews with 879 registered voters.

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