Romney Takes Biggest Lead Yet Against Obama In National Poll


romney-obamaGOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has rocketed ahead of President Obama and taken his biggest lead yet in a national head-to-head matchup, a new poll showed today.

Romney topped Obama 45 percent to 39 percent in the Rasmussen Reports survey.

“It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date,” said the pollsters.

Romney, a millionaire businessman and former Massachusetts governor, also is among the frontrunners in Iowa’s first-in-the-country nominating contest Tuesday.

A week ago, Romney trailed Obama 44 percent to 41 percent and the week before that held a thin 43 percent to 42 percent edge over the president in Rasmussen polls.

Obama’s 39 percent share of the vote in today’s poll also represents a new low for the president, whose support previously ranged from 40 percent to 46 percent in matchups with Romney.

Obama leads all the other named GOP candidates by as little as seven and as much as 15 percentage points. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain have all surged ahead of the president at one point but did not maintain those leads.

Cain dropped out of the GOP contest after a series of allegations.

{NY Post/ Newscenter}