A new poll of Nevada from Public Policy Polling (D) shows the Presidential race in the state close no matter who the GOP challenger is. The one outlier is actually Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is down ten in a matchup against President Obama. Former Mass Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama are tied, and both businessman Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) are within the margin of error against the President.
The president’s issues with independents and his own party lessen when he is pitted against his prospective 2012 foes, however. He earns 79-87% of Democrats and sees only 8-13% of them go the other way. And only one candidate, Paul, tops him with independents, and only by two points; Obama leads the others by three to 17.
“There aren’t many states Barack Obama won in 2008 where he has fallen as far as
Nevada,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “What was an easy win last time looks like it will be a very tough hold in 2012.”