AP-GfK Poll: Public unsettled on Obama challenger

October 22, 2011 - 1:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new AP-GfK poll shows that Americans have not found a Republican they'd clearly prefer over President Barack Obama. Yet half of adults say Obama does not deserve re-election next year,

Thirty percent of Republicans say they would most like to see former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee. Former pizza company executive Herman Cain is named by 26 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry runs third at 13 percent.

Obama runs about even or slightly ahead of all three men in hypothetical matchups.