47% of Democrats Say Obama Should Have Primary Challenge in 2012 … Overall, 51% Say He Should be a One Term “One-der”


Barack Obama … a one term “One-der”.My how times have changed since 2008 and the American people have come to realize what Barack Hussein Obama is all about. Will Obama face a challenge in the 2012 Democrat primaries? Will there be a civil war in the Democrat party following the 2010 election avalanche?

In a recent Associated Press-Knowledge Networks Poll, 47% of Democrats believe that Barack Obama should be challenged in the 2012 Democrat primaries. What party is in the midst of a civil war? What a change from 2008, where they deemed Obama, “The One” and ”The Obamamessiah”. Overall, 51% of those polled stated  Obama deserves to be defeated in November 2012 while 47 percent support his re-election.

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 AP-KN poll has tracked a group of people and their views since the beginning of the 2008 presidential campaign. Among all 2008 voters, 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. Those favoring a contest include most who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsuccessful faceoff against Obama for the 2008 nomination. The poll did not ask if Democrats would support particular challengers.

It is not a sign of strengthfor Barack Obama that many Democrats ran against his policies and agenda in the 2010 midterm elections. The only reason why Democrat Joe Manchin has a chance in the WV Senate race is because he takes a shot at Obama’s Cap & Trade policy, literally. Nor is it a good thing that former President Bill Clinton has a higher approval rating and was a greater draw for Democrat candidates. Is Hillary Clinton waiting in the winds for a 2012 run?  Here are some more bits of polling data that show how Obama has fallen from grace.

  • Of those who said right after the 2008 election that they had a favorable opinion of Obama, nearly one-quarter now view him negatively.
  • Sixty-one percent of Democrats who said in spring 2008 that they were backing Clinton now say Obama should face an opponent for the party’s nomination.
  • More than 1 in 4 who said in October 2008 that Obama understands the problems of ordinary Americans now say he doesn’t. The same is true for those who said he is innovative, cares about people like them and shares their values.

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    3 Responses to “47% of Democrats Say Obama Should Have Primary Challenge in 2012 … Overall, 51% Say He Should be a One Term “One-der””

    1. Wonder Why Obama & Dems Are Fading Fast … Obama Loses His Mind at CT Rally for Blumenthall | Scared Monkeys on November 1st, 2010 5:12 pm

      [...] the following VIDEO and you will begin to understand why 47% of Democrats want some one to run against Obama in the 2012 Democrat primaries. Watch the President become [...]

    2. Truthbuster on November 4th, 2010 3:20 am

      AP’s Alan Fram misrepresented AP-Knowledge Networks Poll data & slipped in GOP rumor meme..

      There’s no results data in the AP-Knowledge Networks poll that supports the article’s claim that almost 50% of Dems are looking for an Obama/Clinton 2012 fight! AP’s Alan Fram ‘cooked the books’ when he said “47% of Democrats say Obama should be challenged… 51% say he should not be opposed”. In the published Poll data, those are the numbers for ‘All Adults’, which included 87% of 2008 McCain Republicans. 2008 Obama Democrats responded: “36% said Obama should be challenged…64% said he should not be challenged” and 83% said “he deserved to be re-elected”.

      While a Clinton/Obama 2012 fight hasn’t been on Democrats’ minds, it has been very much on Republicans, who would be grateful to have Dems’ top talent beat each other up instead of GOP candidates! Republicans have been trying to take their rumor viral, PoliticsUSA.com was on to them, back on September 30, 2010:

      “The Right, fueled by recurring speculation on Fox News that Democrats are so dissatisfied with Obama they may draft Hillary Clinton to run against him in 2012, has been hoping out loud for another Democratic civil war like the primary in 2008, but the Gallup poll should put a damper on those dreams. The poll found that Hillary Clinton would face a decidedly uphill battle against Obama. The President would beat her, 52%-37%.”

      I’m afraid AP’s Mr. Fram was taking a little poetic license by recycling a GOP meme in his poll report, along with a couple more misrepresentations…
      SM: Guess we hit a nerve with the LEFT. Trust me after Tuesday’s elections results it was a shot across the bow of the Obama agenda.

      Barack, know what we call you … NEXT!

    3. Mike Kujak on November 5th, 2010 4:38 pm

      Truthbuster: I’m glad to hear that this is something being spread by the right and not something the Dems actually have in mind. I think this would be disastrous. As a strategy, If the Dems stopped supporting Obama and switched to a different candidate at this point it would significantly increase the lack of confidence of the American people. The Dems are hurting right now and they think desperate times call for desperate measures but this idea needs to go away quickly if the Dems want to maintain the presidency. There is no way Obama will win in 2012 if the Dems spend the majority of 2011 fighting over if he’s the right man for the job.

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