Are Obama's poll numbers dissuading challengers?
A week ago, I wrote that Obama's peculiarly high poll numbers didn't mean much for how he'd be polling in late-2012, but they might mean a lot for whom he'll be facing:
That Obama's poll numbers looking surprisingly strong at a moment when they should be looking fairly weak might push some of the stronger candidates who are on the fence about running in 2012 -- Chris Christie, say, or John Thune -- to hold off until 2016. And a weaker field is always good for the incumbent.
Thune, it turns out, was a good example to use.
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