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Rasmussen finds 52 percent approve of Walker's performance, Obama leads Romney, Santorum

A pair of poll releases from Rasmussen Reports finds a majority of respondents approve of Gov. Scott Walker's job performance, while President Obama leads the two leading GOP contenders.

Both releses stem from the same sampling of voters on Monday.

In one, Rasmussen found 52 percent of likely voters approved of Walker's job performance, while 46 percent disapprove. That includes 40 percent who strongly approve and 40 percent who strongly disapprove.

The release headline says 54 percent of those surveyed also oppose the recall of Walker. But details of that question are reserved for subscribers.

The second release finds Obama up on Mitt Romney 47 percent to 42 percent with 5 percent preferring another candidate and 5 percent undecided. Obama led Rick Santorum 46-41 with 5 percent preferring another candidate and 8 percent undecided.

The automated phone survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Monday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Democrats have complained Rasmussen polls are biased toward Republicans.

-- By Staff

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