Romney, Huckabee Beat Obama Among Independents

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Democrats are struggling with independent voters these days, and it shows in President Obama's head-to-head polling against Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. From a Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday:

Mitt Romney does the best of the Republican candidates in a head to head with Obama,
tying him at 44%. Romney leads 45-38 with independents and wins 80% of the
Republican vote to Obama's 76% of the Democratic vote.

Mike Huckabee trails Obama by a couple points, 46-44. He leads by a single point with
independents, 43-42, and also has his party behind him to a greater extent than Obama,
getting 82% of the Republican vote to the President's 76% share of the Democrats.

Sarah Palin, meanwhile, doesn't fare quite as well:

Sarah Palin continues to lag Huckabee and Romney in how she matches up with Obama. She trails him by a 49-41 margin, primarily because while Huckabee and Romney lead Obama with independents she trails him by 14.

PPP surveyed surveyed 1,403 registered voters via automated calling March 12-14 for the poll. Margin of error was +/-2.6%.


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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