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Old 02-18-2014, 09:17 AM  
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Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election
BY PAUL BEDARD | FEBRUARY 18, 2014 AT 10:40 AM

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.”

As for Romney, his favorable ratings have dropped, but he would edge Obama by about three million votes, probably because Americans are not wowed by Obama's second term performance, not because they like Romney more.

Said the poll: “In YouGov research conducted from February 6th-7th, we went about it in a slightly different way, asking people who voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama whether they would do it again. We found an ostensibly similar picture: 90 percent of people who voted for Romney would do it again, compared to only 79 percent of Obama voters who would.

“Clearly Romney fares better, although he had fewer voters to begin with. 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. Not exactly a wipeout. It’s also unclear for any poll that hypothetically revisits 2012 how much it says about renewed hope for Mitt Romney — who has notably been liberated from the scrutiny of a presidential campaign Â*— rather than about dissatisfaction with an incumbent president who has spent the last year defending his administration over leaks, scandals and Obamacare roll-outs.”

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #31
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I've voted about 50 / 50% for Republican presidents over the years. Those years have come to an end with the hard right turn the Rs have taken since 2000. If they dont ease up on the social issues I'm gone for good.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #32
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I've voted about 50 / 50% for Republican presidents over the years. Those years have come to an end with the hard right turn the Rs have taken since 2000. If they dont ease up on the social issues I'm gone for good.
So what do you mean by easing up on the social issues? Adopting the other party's beliefs? Maybe we can totally screw up the country and adopt their viewpoints on how to handle the economy as well.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:41 AM   #33
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Seriously, it's the Establishment that decides on the primary candidates mostly. They're hardly considered the "fringe." They represent the status quo. Mitt Romney was not considered fringe.
Right, because the average everyday voter votes in primaries. It's the fringe who votes in those things, thus selecting the candidates that the rest of us, who actually vote, vote for in the general election. Don't be obtuse.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:54 AM   #34
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Right, because the average everyday voter votes in primaries. It's the fringe who votes in those things, thus selecting the candidates that the rest of us, who actually vote, vote for in the general election. Don't be obtuse.
Do you think Mitt Romney or John McCain were the candidates of the fringe?
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:10 AM   #35
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Do you think Mitt Romney or John McCain were the candidates of the fringe?
To liberals, anyone not liberal is on the fringe because if your opinion differs from theirs, you're a kook.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:11 AM   #36
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I've voted about 50 / 50% for Republican presidents over the years. Those years have come to an end with the hard right turn the Rs have taken since 2000. If they dont ease up on the social issues I'm gone for good.


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Old 02-19-2014, 09:15 AM   #37
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To liberals, anyone not liberal is on the fringe because if your opinion differs from theirs, you're a kook.
lawrenceraider isn't a liberal though.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:37 AM   #38
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Do you have a link to this exact article? Because here's the one I found, which says something very different: http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-7...rticle/2544165

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Given a chance to do it all over again, only 79 percent of those who voted for President Obama would vote for him again and 71 percent of Obama voters now inclined to vote for somebody else “regret” their vote to reelect the president, according to a new poll.
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It also found that among Obama voters interested in voting for somebody else, 71 percent regret their vote.
Not 71% of all Obama voters, just 71% the ones interested in voting for someone else.

Here's the actual poll: MITT ROMNEY'S PHANTOM COMEBACK
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:50 AM   #39
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I don't regret Obama at all. If they had given me an alternative and I would have considered it.
Sadly you will pretty soon. Even those that live off the government will be full of regret soon. There's a big dick coming and even socialist parasites are going to get f****d
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Do you think Mitt Romney or John McCain were the candidates of the fringe?
Missing the point. I said nothing about the candidates being fringe. It is the FRINGE VOTERS who are choosing the candidates. Reading comprehension people.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:22 AM   #41
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Missing the point. I said nothing about the candidates being fringe. It is the FRINGE VOTERS who are choosing the candidates. Reading comprehension people.
apparently you didn't think that one through...
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #42
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Do you have a link to this exact article? Because here's the one I found, which says something very different: http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-7...rticle/2544165





Not 71% of all Obama voters, just 71% the ones interested in voting for someone else.

Here's the actual poll: MITT ROMNEY'S PHANTOM COMEBACK
I suppose when you supply the actual data things do look a bit different.
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It's almost like we're in a propaganda war or something where the truth is irrelevant.
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It's almost like we're in a propaganda war or something where the truth is irrelevant.
A war on women.
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Missing the point. I said nothing about the candidates being fringe. It is the FRINGE VOTERS who are choosing the candidates. Reading comprehension people.
I'm still having trouble understanding your point. Why did the fringe choose Romney instead of a fringe candidate? And why would a fringe candidate have been a better candidate in the general election?
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