President Barack Hussein Obama finds himself in a deep hole ahead of his 2012 reelection …
Hope and Change … registered voters hope for a change in 2012. According to the most recent Marist Poll, 48% of registered voters plan to definitely vote against Mr. Obama, 36% say they will definitely vote for him and 16% are undecided. It gets even worse for Obama when it comes to the all important independent vote. Only 30% of independent voters plan to vote for Obama and 50% are opposed. Full Marist poll can be seen HERE.
The president needs to make inroads with independent voters. Half — 50% — report they definitely will not support him in his re-election bid. Three in ten say they definitely plan to vote for him, and 20% are undecided.
“As the electoral page turns from the mids to 2012, President Obama starts off, not surprisingly, in a somewhat tenuous position,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
Barack Obama faces not only bad news when it comes to his reelection in 2012, Obama also faces challenges from within the Democrat party. Many Democrats blame Obama and his policies for the disaster to the Democrat party in the 2010 midterm election.The Democrat party is split on whether Barack Obama should face a primary challenge. In just two short years, Obama has gone from the “Chosen One” and the “Obamamessiah” to an albatross around the neck of the Democrat party.
There have been rumblings in the political sphere about another Democrat challenging President Obama for the party’s nomination in 2012. And, in fact, Democrats and Democratic leaning independent voters divide about the idea. 46% do not want such a challenge to occur, but 45% do. Nine percent are unsure.
?40% of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents prefer a more conservative challenger while 39% want one who is more liberal. 22% are unsure.
?Interestingly, a plurality of Democrats — 42% — would like to see a more liberal challenger while half of Democratic leaning independents — 50% — would like to see a more conservative one.
Many individuals knew back in 2008 that Obama, the community organizer, was not ready for the job and had little qualification to be President. However, the liberal MSM was more focused on GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin’s qualifications than they were Barack Obama. In 2010, most every one else now knows that not only is Obama not up to the job, his policies and agenda are not what a majority of Americans want. In 2012, The One will be a One Term “One-der”.