In a shocking new poll conducted by the Economist and YouGov.com, support for Barack Obama’s presidency among those who voted to put him in office is disturbingly low. Respondents were asked a simple question. “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?” The results should be cause for concern for Obama and Democrats.
The poll, as reported on by the Washington Examiner, has startling numbers which could be viewed as a clear indication of lack of support for Obama’s agenda from his base.
- 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.
While the poll did not find a significant number of disgruntled Obama voters wish they had voted for Romney, it did find that enough would have changed their vote, had they known then what they know now, to push Romney ahead of Obama in the polls by 3 million votes.
“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.”
[Read more at the Washington Examiner.]