Americans Don’t Think President Obama Should be Re-Elected, Back Republican
by Steven Ertelt
March 26, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls are showing Americans don’t believe pro-abortion President Barack Obama should be re-elected. One has Obama tied with a generic Republican candidate while another has former presidential candidate Mitt Romney faring well against Obama in a potential 2012 matchup.
Upset by the passage and signing of the pro-abortion health care bill, pro-life Americans are looking forward to both the 2010 midterm elections and the next presidential contest.
Spurring their excitement for real change in the pro-life direction, a new Quinnipiac University poll conducted March 16-21 finds 41 percent would support the Republican candidate and 40 percent would back Obama if the election were held today.
The poll found 9 percent of voters wanted to know the Republican nominee before answering and another 9 percent were undecided.
The poll also found 48 percent said Obama didn’t deserve to be re-elected compared with just 40 percent who said he did (with 11 percent undecided). Independents don’t believe he deserves re-election by a 53 percent to 33 percent margin, with 15 percent undecided — which portends poor results for Obama and his pro-abortion allies in November.
Meanwhile, in a new poll sponsored by the Clarus Research Group March 17-20, voters picked Obama 45-41 percent over Mitt Romney — closing the gap from and August poll when Obama led 47-38 percent.
Obama led Mike Huckabee 47-39 percent in that poll and had double digit leads over Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Jeb Bush. However, all of the candidates showed improvement against Obama in their standing against Obama compared with the last poll.
Looking at Republicans alone, the Clarus poll found Romney with a big lead when asked who best could best Obama. He drew 29 percent. Huckabee was second at 19 percent and Palin third at 18 percent.
Gingrich clocks in at 13% with Bush at 8%. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and IN Gov. Mitch Daniels each earn 1%.
Head to head against his fellow Republicans, Romney leads former Palin 52 percent to 34 percent, Huckabee 47 percent to 39 percent, Bush 49 percent to 37 percent, and Gingrich 48 percent to 36 percent.
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