Poll: Romney Would Beat Obama, Lose to Hillary if Election Were Held Today
A new CNN-ORC International poll has Obama's favorability rating stuck at a dismal 42% with Romney besting him 53 percent to 44 percent, but falling to Clinton 55 percent to 44 percent in a hypothetical election were it to take place today.
At the same time, both Chris Christie and Rick Perry saw their numbers rise.
"Politically speaking, there is an interesting group of people who would not vote for Obama but would pick Clinton over Romney," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "It turns out that nearly seven in 10 of them are women, and 56 percent are independents."
The polling numbers also show an increase in the last month in the number of Republicans who support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).
As pointed out here, the numbers jibe with a previous ABC poll from last year.
Last November, an ABC News/Washington Post survey indicated that if the 2012 election were held again, Romney would have had a 49%-45% edge over Obama in the popular vote.