Sure, it's two years away. But the economy is getting better, thanks to the stimulus and other administration policies.
Here's a quick summary of some match-ups between the president and some likely Republican opponents. In every case, Obama wins.
Obama 48% / Romney 41%...Obama 49% / Huck 41%...Obama 56% / Palin 35%...Obama 55% / Gingrich 35% (FOX)