Poll: Obama Virtually tied with Romney, Gingrich

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows President Obama basically tied with top Republican contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

In both cases, 50% of registered voters surveyed said they would support Obama, while 48% would back either Romney or Gingrich.

A main reason for the tight results, Gallup says: Negative votes against Obama.

"Most registered voters who back Obama indicate that their vote decision represents a vote for Obama rather than a vote against the Republican candidate," Gallup reports.

"By contrast," the survey adds, "voters supporting the Republican in each trial heat say their choice primarily represents a vote against Obama rather than for either Gingrich or Romney."

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