President Barack Obama would tie with Rick Perry, lose to Mitt Romney and face a tough race against Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann in a head-to-head race, according to a nationwide Gallup poll released Monday.

Romney is the strongest candidate against the sitting president, leading Obama 48 to 46 percent among registered voters. Perry, who has been in the race for just over a week, ties with Obama both receiving 47 percent of the vote. Obama narrowly beats out Ron Paul, 47 to 45 percent, and holds only a slightly larger lead against Michele Bachmann — 48 to 44 percent.

Gallup found that more Republicans would support Perry and Romney against Obama than would support Bachmann or Paul. 92 percent of Republicans would vote for Perry over Obama, and 91 percent would vote for Romney. But just 82 percent would vote for Paul over Obama, and 86 percent for Bachmann over the president.

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