But . . . but . . . but . . . Perry is unelectable!

(Ballot Box) — Americans are virtually divided over which party they wish to see control both the White House and Congress as a product of the 2012 elections.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found President Obama in a statistical tie with the two Republican candidates he seems most likely to face next fall, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Obama and Romney would each win 45 percent of the vote if the election were held today, according to the survey of registered voters.

Obama performs slightly better against Perry; the president would best the Texan, 45 to 42 percent.