If presidential politics ever involved time travel, President Obama might be in a little trouble.
If an election between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were held today, 58% would vote for Reagan over Obama, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans age 18 and older conducted by Kelton Research for the National Geographic Channel. Though when the field is narrowed to people ages 18-34 -- those either too young to have known Reagan as president or too young to remember much -- the gap shrinks to 51% in favor of Reagan.
However, the poll does have a margin of error of 3.1%, meaning Obama could still have an advantage among young people. No word on how he would fare against James Polk.
The survey was conducted by NatGeo to promote its upcoming miniseries "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us." And, in what appears to be good news for the ratings of the series, Americans surveyed seem to have re-embraced the decade of big shoulder pads and breakdancing.