Americans Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Obama Re-Elected, Prefer Republican
by Steven Ertelt
July 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll from the respected Quinnipiac University polling institute finds Americans don’t want to re-elect pro-abortion president Barack Obama in 2012. Instead, they prefer an unnamed Republican – refering to any of several pro-life candidates who may launch presidential bids against him.
The poll finds Obama’s political honeymoon has clearly ended, likely thanks in part to his aggressive promotion of abortion and abortion funding.
Obama’s job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44-48 percent, his worst net score ever in the college’s presidential tracking polls.
Now, American voters say 48-40 percent Obama does not deserve reelection in 2012 and they say by a 39-36 percent margin they would vote for an unnamed Republican rather than President Obama in 2012.
This compares to a 48 – 43 percent approval for Obama in a May 26 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac University and a 57 – 33 percent approval last July, just before the political firestorm created by opposition to his pro-abortion health care plan galvanized the pro-life grassroots and turned both Republicans and independents against him.
In this latest survey of more than 2,000 voters, independent voters disapprove of Obama 52-38 percent and say 37-27 percent they would vote for a Republican contender in 2012.
"It was a year ago, during the summer of 2009 that America’s love affair with President Barack Obama began to wane," says Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "In politics a month is a lifetime and we have 28 months until November of 2012. But politicians with re-elect numbers at 40 percent bear watching."
Ed Morrissey, a conservative writer at Hot Air, opined on the new polling results.
"The public relations push at the White House has really flopped," he said.
"Obama has managed to move his agenda through Congress, which political analysts like [CNNs Julian] Zelizer are now arguing should be a positive metric for Obama," Morrissey said. "However, its not really difficult to move an agenda when a President has a 75-seat majority in the House and an 18-seat majority in the Senate. The fact that it took nine months to give birth to ObamaCare under those conditions should be an indicator of both incompetence and inflexibility, not success."
"Quinnipiacs poll has lots of bad news for Obama besides the overall approval rating. Independents have an even worse opinion of Obama, 38/52, and a plurality of 37% will vote for a Republican in 2012. Thats a mainstream point of view, too," Morrissey explained.
Morrissey also noticed the university’s poll finds Americans are more likely to vote for Republicans than Democrats in this November’s congressional elections — which will likely result in pro-life advocates controlling more seats in the House and Senate and perhaps the chambers as well.
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