Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Poll: 71% Of Obama Voters, 55% Of Democrats Regret Re-Electing Obama
Buyer's remorse...not that it does any good now.
According to a to a new Economist/YouGov.com U.S. poll, over 70% of all Obama voters and 55% of Democrats are sorry they voted to re-elect President Obama.
This matches up,interestingly enough, with an November 2013 ABC News/Washington Post poll
that showed Mitt Romney beating Barack Obama if the election were held again then by four points, 49%-45%.
The YouGuv poll is a bit more honest that the WAPO one, in that it actually lists its mechanics. A small sample at 999 respondents, and of course hypothetical, just like the WAPO 2013 poll.
Asked “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.
The YouGov poll also has another interesting wrinkle in asking respondents if they would change their votes to the other candidate if there was a do-over. While 90% of Romney voters said they would still vote for Mitt, only 79% of Obama voters said they would. As a percentage of the voters each of them actually got in 2012 (66 million for Obama and 61 million for Romney), that works out to a 3 million spread in Romney's favor, 55 million votes to Obama’s 52 million.
And that's without correcting for the widespread voter fraud that occurred in 2012.
This is pretty much an unprecedented drop for a sitting president. Even George W. Bush retained relatively high numbers until 2006.