Obama ahead of GOP opponents by double digits, could be higher

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Written for theGrio.com
A new poll shows President Obama holding a double-digit lead against the Republican frontrunners. Other responses from the survey reveal voter frustration with the GOP primary contest, giving the president an advantage. Furthermore, disproportionate demographics of participants in the poll could possibly signal higher support for Obama.

The Suffolk University Political Research Center poll was released Monday and was conducted with more than 1,000 participants between March 21st and 25th. It shows President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 47 percent to 37 percent, and Rick Santorum 49 percent to 37 percent. There is a 3 percent margin of error. Other polls, including one also released Monday by Rasmussen, have Obama leading Romney but still in the single digits -- somewhere between 3 and 5 percent.

Those polled illuminated interesting information about the current political landscape. Seventy-three percent of those polled believed that voters should have to present identification to vote. Most, 51 percent, thought Barack Obama would win re-election, regardless of their party affiliation. Twenty-eight percent believe Mitt Romney will win and 5 percent called it for Rick Santorum. A large number, 43 percent, said they are less likely to support a Republican candidate in the general election after the primary process.

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