Poll: Romney, Paul Do Best In Obama Match-Up

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul do best in in a match-up with President Barack Obama according to a Real Clear Politics average of recent polls.

Romney trails Obama by 2.4 percentage points at 47.5% to 45.1% while Paul trails Obama by 5.4 points at 47.7% to 42.3%.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum fare far worse against Obama, trailing the President by double-digits at 51.9% to 39.1% and 50.6% to 40.6%, respectively.

The recent narrowing gap with Obama by Romney and Paul could be due to their debate performances in Jacksonville, Florida on January 27 which many believe were their best performances to date.

Santorum stopped campaigning in Florida after admitting his daugther Bella to the hospital.  Bella Santorum was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disease known as Trisomy 18.

The Ron Paul 2012 campaign focused on other upcoming primary states rather than running a ground campaign here in Florida.

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