Decision 2012

Obama holds double digit lead on Romney

Obama holds double digit lead on Romney

POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:14am

Latest poll shows 54 to 43 percent lead

President Obama holds a double-digit lead nationally over the two GOP presidential front-runners, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday.

Obama leads Mitt Romney 54 percent to 43 percent, and leads Rick Santorum 56 percent to 40 percent.

That’s Obama’s widest lead to date in the CNN-ORC poll, which is the second poll this week to show the president pulling away from his potential Republican rivals nationally.

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