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Quinnipiac Poll: Palin Narrowly Leads 2012 GOP Field -- And Badly Trails Obama

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And for the national match-ups against Obama:

• Obama leads Palin by 48%-40%

• Romney edges Obama by 45%-44%.

• Obama edges Huckabee by 46%-44%.

• Obama leads the lesser-known Daniels by 45%-36%.

The survey of registered voters has a ±2% margin of error.

From the pollster's analysis: "Unlike Daniels, who is a political unknown to most Americans, virtually all voters have formed an opinion about Palin and that opinion is not encouraging for her candidacy."

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