Obama run in 2012?
A slight majority says no
Democratic voters are closely
divided over whether Obama should be challenged within the party in
a Whore AP Poll finds.
That glum assessment carries over into the nation at large, which is
similarly divided over whether Obama should be a one-term president.
A real Democratic challenge to Obama seems unlikely at this stage and
his re-election bid is a long way off.
But the findings underscore how disenchanted his party has grown
heading into the congressional elections Tuesday.
The poll says 51 percent say he deserves to be defeated in November
2012 while 47 percent support his re-election — essentially a tie.
Among Democrats, 47 percent say Obama should be challenged for the 2012
nomination and 51 percent say he should not be opposed.
Political operatives and polling experts caution that Obama's poll
standings say more about people's frustrations today with the economy
and other conditions than they do about his re-election prospects. With
the next presidential election two years away — an eon in politics
— the public's view of Obama could improve if the economy revives
or if he outmaneuvers Republicans on Capitol Hill or in the
"Democrats currently disappointed
with Obama will likely be less disappointed if he spends the next two
years fighting a GOP Congress"
should Republicans do well on Election Day, said Charles Franklin, a
University of Wisconsin political science professor.
Does anybody reading this think Obama will suddenly morph
into a fighter?
Even so, the poll illustrates how
Obama's reputation has frayed since 2008. It suggests lingering bad
feelings from Democrats'
bitter primary fight, when he and Clinton — now his secretary of state
— roughly split the popular vote. Political professionals
of both parties said the findings are a warning for the president,
whose formal re-election effort is expected to begin stirring next year.
I think that's 100% horseshit.
<>If your quarterback is
throwing touchdowns, who wants the second-string quarterback to replace
If Obama was coming to work and doing his job, why would people want
Hillary in there, instead?
Nobody, that's who.
Obama has several problems but maybe
Number One is his inability to learn.
He keeps making the same mistakes, over and over and over again.
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