Election Poll: Majority Believe Obama Should Go

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The results of a new poll finds that a majority of Americans think President Obama should be voted out of office in 2012.

The Associated Press and GfK poll found that 52 percent of those polled think Obama needs to go, while 43 percent say he deserves another chance.

The economy is a big concern for voters and will continue to be during the 2012 election year. According to the poll, a whopping 60 percent disapprove of how the president has handed the economic situation, while only 39 percent approve of the job he has done.

This is a reversal from polling done last May when 53 percent said Obama should be re-elected while 43 percent said he didn't deserve four more years.

Obama's overall job approval stands at a new low, with 44 percent approving and 54 percent disapproving.

But the president still edged out Republican contenders. When asked whom they would vote for next November, 47 percent of adults favored Obama and 46 percent said Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

Against Newt Gingrich, the president received 51 percent compared with 42 percent for the former House speaker.

The poll was conducted Dec. 8 -12 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. It involved telephone and cell phone interviews with 1,000 adults nationwide and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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