POLITICS
09/06/2011 10:48 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2011

US-2012 Primary: 36% Perry, 17% Romney, 10% Bachmann, 10% Paul (Politico/GWU 8/28-9/1)

Politico / George Washington University / The Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research (D)
8/28-9/1/11; 1,000 likely voters, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Politico story, results

National

State of the Country
19% Right Direction, 72% Wrong Track (chart)

2012 Congress: Generic Ballot
41% Democratic, 40% Republican

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 49 / 46 (chart)
Mitt Romney: 39 / 34 (chart)
Michele Bachmann: 26 / 43
Rick Perry: 31 / 28
Sarah Palin: 30 / 61 (chart)
Ron Paul: 31 / 32

Obama Job Approval
45% Approve, 50% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 39 / 59 (chart)
Foreign Policy: 53 / 39 (chart)

2012 President: Republican Primary
36% Perry
17% Romney
10% Bachmann
10% Paul
5% Santorum
5% Gingrich
4% Cain
1% Huntsman
(chart)