Pew Shows An Obama Blow-Out

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 14 2012 @ 1:14pm

If these trends persist, we could be in for a landslide:

Among all voters, Obama leads Romney by 12 points (54% to 42%) and Santorum by 18 points (57% to 39%). Obama’s advantage among women voters, while largely unchanged from a month ago, remains substantial – 20 points over Romney and 26 points over Santorum.

Obama also holds an enthusiasm advantage over both of his main GOP rivals. In a matchup with Romney, 41% say they support Obama strongly, compared with only 28% who strongly support the former Massachusetts governor. Obama holds a commanding 45% to 28% lead over Santorum in strong support.

A gender gap of more than 20 points is pretty devastating. Congrats to the Catholic hierarchy and their talk radio fans. But the poll of polls shows a much tighter race:

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But enthusiasm matters. My fear is that Romney's inability to generate enthusiasm and willingness to go negative will mean one of the ugliest, nastiest campaigns in memory.