Only 26% of the Public Believes Barack Obama Will be Reelected President in 2012


YIKES … Only 26% of the American public think that Barack Obama would be reelected in 2012. I guess we now know how America feels about that Obama “hopey, changey” stuff. Will 2012 turn out to be a Jimmy Carter 1980 second term Presidential election? Obama starts out with 24% of the vote …

President Barack Obama may not have officially been on the ballot in the 2010 midterm elections, but his failed and opposed unpopular policies and agenda certainly were. Following the 2010 midterm tsunami that say the GOP gain the House and majority of governorships, close the gap in the US senate and win an unheard of 680 state legislatures … Barack Obama now finds himself in trouble heading into the 2012 elections.

The midterms not only dealt a big shock to Democrats but also sent a message to President Barack Obama. According to the new POLITICO Power and the People poll, only 26 percent of the public believes he will be reelected as president in 2012. Inside the Beltway, however, expectations are quite different, with D.C. elites saying he will have a second term by a reverse 2 to 1 margin. (49 percent say re-elected; 23 percent say not).

What a shock that the folks “Inside the Beltway” don’t see it the same as the rest of the country. Maybe that can explain the 2012 blow out.

This difference in expectations could mislead the president if he is listening to the Beltway chatter — right here in D.C., he may just find a lot of comfort in this assessment by insiders, and that may lead to actions that don’t fully adjust for the sea change that has occurred among the general public. (See also Poll: D.C. Sees Midterms Differently)

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Only 26% of the Public Believes Barack Obama Will be Reelected President in 2012”

    1. Flippy on November 17th, 2010 3:13 pm

      25% believe he will re-elected is not the same as 25% of the vote. I would guess that, on night before the 2008 election, about 10% or less thought the McCain would win, but more people than that voted for him.

      His current popularity is still enough to get elected against a polarizing opponent. I say this not because I think he should be re-elected…and I do hope that there are centrist alternatives in 2012…but I don’t see the Tea-Party-Republicans nominating a centrist figure. I hope they mellow in the next year and prove me wrong.

    2. NGBoston on November 17th, 2010 4:11 pm

      As the Pop Boy Band N’Sync used to sing,

      “BYE BYE BYE”

      Just know that we can’t take no more
      It ain’t no lie
      We just wanna see you out that door
      Barry, BYE BYE BYE !

      We don’t really want to make it tough
      Just want to tell you that we’ve had ENOUGH
      It might sound crazy
      But it ain’t no lie
      BARRY- BUH-BUH-Bye!

      Toodles, President O =)~

    3. NGBoston on November 17th, 2010 4:14 pm

      As the Pop Boy Band N’Snyc used to sing,

      “Bye Bye Bye”

      We know that we can’t take no more
      We just wanna’ see you out that door
      It ain’t no lie
      Barry BYE BYE BYE

      We don’t really wanna’ make it tough
      We just wanna’ tell you that we’ve had ENOUGH
      But it ain’t no lie
      Barry, BUH BUH BYE !

      Toodles, President O.

    4. rightknight on November 17th, 2010 6:15 pm

      Being rejected as a child and being again rejected
      as a young adult does not bode well for Obowma.

    5. kiltie on November 17th, 2010 10:23 pm

      Will there be any America left by 2012?

    6. NGBoston on November 18th, 2010 2:18 am

      Huh? Ok, now check out this EGO on the Obamassiah’s Aunt living here in BOSTON! (on our tax dollars and not a US Citizen, either!) WTF?

    7. dennisintn on November 19th, 2010 6:28 pm

      as mahatma gandhi would say, “we don’t hate you, we just want you to leave”.

    8. USS Yorktown on November 19th, 2010 9:33 pm

      I hear Obama does nothing in the White House.

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