1. Tight Race

    Top GOP Close to Obama in Polls

    CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - FEBRUARY 27:  President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers an address to Marines and other military personnel at the largest Marine base on the East Coast on February 27, 2009 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. President Obama outlined in his speech plans for the gradual withdrawal of troops out of Iraq after nearly six years of occupation.  (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama

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    Is it time for President Obama to start packing his bags? A new Gallup poll shows that if the election were to happen today, the top four GOP presidential contenders would run a tightly contested race against the president. Obama’s approval rating against Michele Bachmann was 48 to 44 percent, and 47 to 45 percent against Ron Paul. While Rick Perry’s 47 percent tied the president, Mitt Romney is leading Obama 48 to 46 percent. More startling numbers: Obama only received about 85 percent of votes from Democrats in all four simulated races.

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