Friday, February 17, 2012
President Obama leads both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum by more than 20 points in California, as nearly six-out-of-ten voters approve of the way he's handling his job.
New Rasmussen Reports data shows that if Romney is the Republican nominee, Obama leads 57% to 35%.
If Santorum becomes the GOP standard bearer, the president leads 58% to 30%.
President Obama leads Romney by 23 points among unaffiliated voters and Santorum by 34 points among the same group. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This California survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted February 8-16, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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