New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a four-point lead in a hypothetical Presidential race against Barack Obama, while Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are in statistical ties with Obama, according to a new IBOPE Zogby survey.
According to the poll, the percentage of all voters who believe Obama deserves re-election continues to slide, and is now 36%, yet his job approval rating remains at 42%.
In the Republican race for the Presidential nomination, Bachmann continues to lead among announced candidates; but in an expanded field that includes Rick Perry, Christie and Sarah Palin, Perry vaults to the lead, according to the Zogby poll.
Perry had a three-point lead over Bachmann on June 30, but now leads her by six. Among only announced candidates, Bachmann has dropped six points since June 30, but still leads with 28%, followed by Cain, Romney and Paul.
The IBOPE Zogby interactive poll was conducted from July 8-11.
IBOPE Zogby International conducted an online survey of 2,132 likely voters. A sampling of IBOPE Zogby International’s online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender and education to more accurately reflect the population. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups. The MOE calculation is for sampling error only.