Skip to comments.Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election
Posted on 02/18/2014 8:10:50 AM PST by Hojczyk
Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama's reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll.
Conducted to test the media hype about a comeback by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the new poll found voters still uninspired by Romney, but also deeply dissatisfied with Obama who has so far failed to capitalize on his victory over 15 months ago.
The poll asked those who voted for Obama's reelection a simple question: Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?
Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no.
80 percent of whites said yes, 61 percent of blacks said no and 100 percent of Hispanics said yes.
84 percent of women said yes, and just 61 percent of men agreed.
55 percent of Democrats said yes, as did 71 percent of independents.
Still, given the choice of Obama versus Romney, Obama supporters said they would stick with their guy, 79 percent to 10 percent for Romney.
But his voters seem to have moved on and are ready for the next election, giving Obama very early lame duck status before the midterm elections. The poll, for example, found that Hillary Clinton has a higher favorability rating than the president. While Obama is underwater in his ratings, Clinton is buoyed by a 50-percent favorable to 43-percent unfavorable rating, with a sizable 28 percent rating her very favorable.
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Whatever possessed anyone to vote for him is beyond me.
Obama’s too right-wing for most Democrats.
Thanks for nuthin LIV’s
Unfortunately, at least half of those Democrats who regret voting for Obama want someone even further Left...
I could’ve told these idiots of their regret 2 years ago. Boneheaded boneheads.
“Regret” and “How Will You Vote In The Future” are exact opposites. They’d vote for him again and again hoping for different results, so “what difference does it make”.
Don’t mean nothin. If another election were held in three months these people would all get put into the media trance, the republicans would not get into attack mode and he would win again
Even the dead voters are rolling in their graves.
I think the answer is in the last paragraph. 79% said they’d do it again with the choice of Romney
He was not well liked. He lost to Obama.
He was terrible
There you have it in a nutshell: most of the idiots who voted for this creep don't think what he did was wrong. They just don't think he implemented it right. They can't wait to elect a more inspiring echo.
“84 percent of women said yes, and just 61 percent of men agreed. “
What gives? Are we all just pajama boys now?
Or is there a War on Men going on that I haven’t heard about?
Seems to me this poll data identifies the perfect line of attack on Hillary’s potential nomination if she makes it to the general election — the R’s should just say - “If you liked how things went under Obama (i.e., economy, healthcare, growth), then you can have four more years of the same with Hillary.”
100% Hispanics? Sum Ting Wong.
Even worse, the Obama voters haven’t apparently learned ANYTHING from their poor choice in 2012. Now they want Hillary, a former first lady, carpetbagging senator of New York, dysfunctional Obama Secretary of State and avowed leftist. There is nothing in Hillary Clinton’s personality or ideology that shows she has what it takes to inspire more than meal-spewing revulsion from anyone other than hard core leftists.
I no longer have any patience for this kind of thing. I vented a little on Friday evening after watching a segment on The Kelly File that had these two brainica constitutional scholars talking about Hussein’s power grab and ignoring the constitution. One of them said, oh yeah, I voted for him twice but I really don’t like what I am seeing here and it’s very alarming and blah blah blah. I just can’t take these idiots anymore. The damage that has been done could very well be insurmountable at this point.
Nah, too late...the GOP has already put on the kid gloves for Hillary.
I’ll email this to 2012 when it would have made a difference.
Both of them have concrete track records of failure and malfeasance their idiot backers are still unperturbed.
I agree. If a poll gets 100% of anything, something ain’t kosher. As much as I’d like to believe this poll, I’m not buying it.
Fooled ‘em once ‘o8 shame on Obamboozle. Fooled ‘em twice ‘12 shame on them. They got what they voted for and their regret is skin deep. They’d vote for BOZerO again in ‘16 if that were possible and they would regret that too.
What that tells me is democrats find Obama to be too moderate for their tastes. They think he's slow-rolled and gone way too soft on the issues they care about, such as legalizing every illegal, instituting a single-payer health care system, and directing states to recognize homo "marriages."
There's trouble brewing in the Democrat Party.........................
Obama’s remorseful voters are mad because he isn’t giving them freebees the way they imagined he would. After all the hype, it is the same ol’ plantation grind.
These voters believe Hillary will provide enough “bad-ass” to bring Obama’s agenda to fruition. Hard to say how much muscle can be applied by a “woman” who will be 77 by the conclusion of her second term.
Being a man (i.e., leader, protector, provider) has always been a daunting task—These days it’s especially challenging.
Much easier to cede those responsibilities to the government, at least initially. The personal Hell comes from knowing deep down inside that you’re not living up to the role assigned to you by God.
Self-hatred and striking out at others is frequently the result.
Most of the buffoons who voted for Clown Prince nobama will either not bother to vote next election or will advance in their knumb-skullery by continuing to vote for LIBs/DIMs. Fools.
Because they think he is way too Conservative. Meaningless poll.
Do not ever under estimate the power of the Clinton machine or the fanaticism of the communists to see their agenda through to fruition. We did so with the current regime leader much to our detriment.
Still hopin’ fo dat Obama-stash!!!
39% of blacks said yes or no comment - that’s a sign if nothing else is.
Note that the history of presidential veto overrides indicates that Congress has used this power as recently as Bushes 41 & 43, and also Clinton.
I cannot believe that the GOP is not linking Hillary to Obama at every turn. Or, calling Obama a proven liar with every sentence. Oh, yeah, stupid party. Never mind.
Anyone who voted for Obama twice should have a long talk with themselves culminating in a vow to recuse themselves from all future presidential elections.
I feel a round of golf is in order for the one.
Idiots! Every fricken one of them!
Please don’t vote in the next election! These fools are the low information types more than likely who will swoon all over Hillary! 2.0 no matter how much more deep in chit the country finds itself in 2016. They will tell us they want to vote for the first woman! They suck!!!!
” 84 percent of women said yes,”
Well, when you are willing to sell a vote for the cost of a rubber, then you’re bound to have regrets....
Sackcloth and ashes, folks.
We might forgive them if they go to the streets and call for his impeachment.
I regret voting for Romney.
"Possessed" being the operative term.
Anyone who voted once, and not twice should say to themselves, the first vote is really what counted. What can one do to make up for this profound act of nativity, Kids and Schools. Get active and begin reversing the damage that has been done. That is the only hope.
I’m a software developer, the syntax check didn’t turn up an error so I went with it.
I agree with you.
However he was an improvement over Mccain.
Shows how out of touch the GOP is. Not called the stupid party for nothing.
Sure would like to know to what they attribute their change of heart. Obamacare, possibly?
Anyone who honestly regrets voting for this clown needs to lose their right to vote. He did not hide the fact that he is a Socialist. He promised America the moon and that the “rich” would pay for it. If Americans are stupid enough to believe that, we are doomed.
These are exactly the sort of people who don’t vote in off-year elections. The republicans should sweep this election cycle, but they are so incompetent at fielding good candidates that they will likely only have a moderately successful election. My prediction is that the repubs will gain a few seats in the House and a few in the Senate. In the Senate, I think it will end up 51-49 democrats. The republicans are too retarded to exploit this perfect opportunity.
I bet a lot of Democrats who are dissatisfied with Obama wish he were more liberal.
I simply can’t believe this poll.
It was plain as day, clear as a bell, what/who Obama was in ‘08. It was mind blowingly clear and apparent what/who he was in ‘12. I don’t believe there are just a whole lot of people out there who thought his first term was great but who then have been disappointed by his second term so far. Also, 100% in a poll is a sign of trouble.