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.