Poll Puts Generic Republican Ahead of President: How Vulnerable Is Obama?

Could a generic Republican beat the president? 44% of registered voters say they are more likely to vote for "the Republican Party's candidate," while 39% say the same of Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, according to Gallup. The current 5% edge for the generic Republican is not a statistically significant lead--but it points to a serious challenge for the president. How vulnerable do you think he is to a 2012 loss?

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