Erika Johnsen

In the latest results from a hypothetical 2012 election matchup, Rasmussen reports that President Obama and an as-yet unknown Republican are polling pretty much the same. President Obama picked up 44% of the vote, along with the generic Republican candidate at 44% as well. Undecided voters ranked at 8%, with 3% favoring some other candidate.

Over the past five weeks, the generic Republican has been polling a couple of points ahead of President Obama. The 2012 election is still a long way off, and who knows what will change between now and then or who the chosen candidate will be, but it seems that a GOP takeover of the White House could be within the realm of possibility if the Republicans stick to their guns. Let's try not to mess this up.


Erika Johnsen

Erika Johnsen is a Web Editor for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @erikajohnsen.