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Democrats More Satisfied With Obama-Romney Race Than GOP

Hmmm . . .

Should we be surprised that Democrats are more pleased with an Obama-Romney match-up than Republicans are?

There’s been little serious talk of any primary challenge to Obama, so Democrats have known, and come to expect, Obama would be their nominee for years. Perhaps they’re satisfied because they think Romney will be easy to beat.

Republicans, meanwhile, are still selecting their nominee, and while Romney remains the frontrunner, a significant number probably prefer Gingrich, Santorum, or Paul. Those folks probably make up a good chunk of that 37 percent who describe themselves as dissatisfied with this match-up.

Gallup also asked whether voters were certain or likely to vote for Obama or Romney.

Among registered voters, 35 percent said they were certain or likely to vote for Obama, 32 percent said they were certain or likely to vote for Romney. Among the Democrats, 83 percent say they’re certain or likely to vote for Obama, while 69 percent of Republicans say they’re certain or likely to vote for Romney. As ominous as that seems, 27 percent of independents say they’re certain or likely to vote for Romney, only 22 percent say they’re certain or likely to vote for Obama.

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