So, I’ve been out of the loop a bit today. Has anything relevant to the 2012 election happen today?
Not that the primary wasn’t already a done deal, but I suppose it’s nice to make it semi-official. Unless, of course, you sense that the suspension of Rick Santorum’s campaign finally gives Newt Gingrich the opportunity to unleash his inner beast and storm from the basement to the penthouse of the GOP presidential sweepstakes.
Yeah … I am not seeing it, either.
For now, however, we will continue posting those primary polls for the sake of posterity. The big news today, however, was the rather large helping of general election and downballot polling that came down the pike today.
Without further delay, let’s get to the numbers:
GOP (PRESIDENTIAL) PRIMARY NUMBERS
NATIONAL (ABC/Washington Post): Romney 44, Santorum 25, Paul 13, Gingrich 10
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Romney 42, Santorum 24, Gingrich 10, Paul 10
NEW YORK (Siena College): Romney 51, Santorum 18, Paul 11, Gingrich 6
NORTH CAROLINA (PPP): Romney 34, Santorum 30, Gingrich 17, Paul 11
(PRESIDENTIAL) GENERAL ELECTION TRIAL HEATS:
NATIONAL (ABC/Washington Post): Obama d. Romney (51-44); Obama d. Santorum (52-42)
NATIONAL (Christian Science Monitor/Investors Business Daily/TIPP): Obama d. Romney (46-38)
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Obama tied with Romney (45-45); Obama d. Santorum (45-42)
COLORADO (PPP): Obama d. Paul (47-42); Obama d. Romney (53-40); Obama d. Santorum (54-38); Obama d. Gingrich (55-37)
NEW MEXICO (Rasmussen): Obama d. Santorum (53-38); Obama d. Romney (52-36)
NEW YORK (Siena College): Obama d. Romney (60-35); Obama d. Santorum (62-23); Obama d. Paul (61-31); Obama d. Gingrich (65-29)
PENNSYLVANIA (Muhlenberg College): Obama d. Romney (45-40); Obama d. Santorum (47-41)
VIRGINIA (Roanoke College): Romney d. Obama (46-41)
CA-02 (FM3 for Huffman’s campaign): Jared Huffman (D) 24, Stacey Lawson (D) 9, Norman Solomon (D) 7, Susan Adams (D) 5, Michael Halliwell (R) 5, Dan Roberts (R) 5
MA-SEN (Rasmussen): Elizabeth Warren (D) 46, Sen. Scott Brown (R) 45
NY-SEN (Siena College): Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) 63, Wendy Long (R) 23; Gillibrand 65, Bob Turner (R) 24; Gillibrand 65, George Maragos (R) 21
NY-SEN–R (Siena College): Bob Turner 19, Wendy Long 10, George Maragos 5
VA-SEN (Roanoke College): George Allen (R) 46, Tim Kaine (D) 38
As always, a handful of observations await just past the jump….