Poll: Obama In Close Races For 2012, Huckabee Has One-Point Edge

The new national survey from Public Policy Polling (D) finds a stunning result: If an election were held today, President Obama could potentially lose to Mike Huckabee.

Obama was tested against several Republicans: Huckabee 45%, Obama 44%, within the ±2.8% margin of error; Obama 49%, Sarah Palin 41%; Obama 44%, David Petraeus 34%; and Obama 44%, Mitt Romney 42%. “It’s a good thing for Barack Obama that he’s not up this year,” said PPP president Dean Debnam, in the polling memo. “It’s a tough time to be a Democrat.”

A Fox News poll yesterday also showed Obama ahead of various Republicans, though Huckabee wasn’t tested: Obama 47%, Romney 35%; Obama 55%, Palin 31%; Obama 53%, Newt Gingrich 29%; Obama 48%, generic Tea Party Movement candidate 23%.