However, the same poll shows none of the 2008 retreads would beat Obama. To state the obvious, we desperately need a fresh face or we’re getting four more years of hope and change.

(The Hill) — A new Gallup poll found registered voters are split over whether they would vote for President Obama in 2012.

Asked if they would vote for Obama or a generic Republican next year, 45 percent said they would support Obama and 45 percent said they would vote for the GOP candidate in the survey released Wednesday.

The poll shows opportunity for the large field of potential Republican candidates looking to defeat Obama on the heels of the Democrats’ “shellacking” in the 2010 midterm elections, when they lost control of the House and six Senate seats.