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SALT LAKE CITY -- Mitt Romney is looking like a much more formidable candidate for the White House. A new poll shows him running neck-and-neck with President Obama.
Obama - 47%
Huntsman - 40%
Obama - 50%
Gingrich - 42%
Obama - 52%
Pawlenty - 40%
Obama - 51%
Bachmann - 39%
Obama - 52%
Palin - 39%
Obama - 56%
Source: Langer Research
The poll from the Washington Post and ABC News shows Romney even with Obama among all Americans, with 47 percent each. However, among registered voters only, Romney leads 49 percent to 46 percent.
Pollsters warn that is still within the 3.5 percent margin of error, so Romney's lead is not necessarily statistically significant.
Sarah Palin is picking up among likely Republican voters with 39 percent, but she still trails President Obama at 56 percent.
Among all Americans, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman gets 40 percent of the vote, compared to Obama's 50 percent. Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann all fare about the same as Huntsman -- 10 to 13 percentage points down.
The poll found Romney still faces obstacles in the primary field. There is evidence of strong opposition to his health care plan in Massachusetts, and he is only picking up 15 percent support from evangelical Christians, who are considered a core Republican group.
There is one sobering number for all of the GOP hopefuls: Only 47 percent say they're satisfied with their primary options.
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