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August 12, 2011

Giuliani leads Obama -- Despite low job ratings, Obama tops GOPs in NC & CO -- Debt deal negatives -- Obama upside down in NY

YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE

OBAMA APPROVAL AVERAGE: 43%
(up 1 from yesterday; down 1 from a week ago)

NATIONWIDE: 2012 TRIAL HEATS*

Giuliani over Obama +6
Obama over Romney +2
Obama over Bachmann +6
Obama over Perry +6
Obama over Palin +14

Obama's vote range: 45-54%

NORTH CAROLINA: 2012 TRIAL HEATS**

Obama over Romney +5
Obama over Perry +8
Obama over Bachmann +10
Obama over Cain +13
Obama over Palin +13

Obama's vote range: 46-52%. He won North Carolina with 50% in 2008.

Obama's job rating in NC:
46% approve/50% disapprove

Personal ratings in NC:
Favorable/Unfavorable
Romney: 32%/46%
Perry: 22%/36%
Bachmann: 29%/48%
Cain: 19%/34%
Palin: 31%/60%

COLORADO: 2012 TRIAL HEATS***

Obama over Romney +7
Obama over Bachmann +12
Obama over Perry +13
Obama over Cain +16
Obama over Palin +16

Obama's vote range: 48-54%. He won Colorado with 54% in 2008.

Obama's job rating in CO:
46% approve/50% disapprove

Personal ratings in CO:
Favorable/Unfavorable
Romney: 30%/51%
Bachmann: 28%/50%
Perry: 24%/38%
Cain: 20%/30%
Palin: 33%/60%

DEBT DEAL****

Asked of U.S. adults: "Obama, the Democrats in Congress and the Republicans in Congress recently agreed to cut more than two trillion dollars from the federal budget over 10 years, and to increase the amount of money the government can borrow to avoid defaulting on its obligations. Given what you've heard or read about it, do you support or oppose this budget agreement?"

Strongly support 6%
Somewhat support 32%
Somewhat oppose 21%
Strongly oppose 33%

NEW YORK: JOB RATINGS#

Approve/Disapprove
Obama: 45%/49%
Charles Schumer: 56%/32%
Kirsten Gillibrand: 49%/27%

SOURCES:
Presidential job rating: average of the three most recently reported nationwide polls.
* CNN/ORC, August 5-7
** PPP(D), August 4-7
*** PPP(D), August 4-7
**** Washington Post, August 9
# Quinnipiac, August 3-8