Even 55% of Democrats say they regret re-electing the president
A new Economist/YouGov.com poll reveals that over seventy percent of Americans who voted Obama back into the presidency in 2012 now regret doing so.
The survey also reveals that a majority of Democrats, 55 percent, also regret aiding Obama’s reelection. Among independents the number who regretted their vote was also 71 percent.
Overall, just 26 percent said they still thought that their vote for Obama fifteen months ago was the right decision for the country.
When broken down into demographics, 80 percent of whites said they regretted voting for a second Obama term, with 61 percent of blacks saying they do not regret the decision. A hundred percent of Hispanics said they regretted their vote.
84 percent of women said that they regretted re-electing Obama, while 61 percent of men said that they have regrets.
The poll was conducted to test the waters for a Mitt Romney comeback. The Republican still faired unfavorably, yet more people who voted Romney in 2012, 90 percent, said they would still vote for Romney than Obama voters who said they would still vote for Obama, 79 percent.
Overall, the figures show that if the election were held again today, Romney would beat Obama by roughly three million votes.
“Clearly Romney fares better, although he had fewer voters to begin with.” notes the Economist. “As a proportion of the voters each of them actually received in 2012 (66 million for Obama and 61 million for Romney), the GOP candidate ends up with 55 million votes retained to Obama’s 52 million.”
The Economist also notes that the poll indicates “dissatisfaction with an incumbent president who has spent the last year defending his administration over leaks, scandals and Obamacare roll-outs.”
Obama voters are apparently eager to receive a new candidate in the form of Hillary Clinton, who has a 50-percent favorable to 43-percent unfavorable rating, according to the poll.
If there was any doubt that Obama is now a “lame duck” president, these findings put it to rest.