A new poll from the Economist/YouGov.com indicates more than seven in 10 Americans who voted to re-elect President Obama for a second term now regret their choice in 2012. Even if you only consider the Democrats among his re-election supporters, 55 percent wish they hadn’t chosen to elect Barack Obama again.
The poll asked those who voted for Obama’s reelection the question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?”
Given a chance to do it all over again, only 79 percent of those who voted for Obama would vote for him again and 71 percent of his voters, now inclined to vote for somebody else, “regret” their vote to reelect him, according to a new poll.
“Those who reported voting for Barack Obama in 2012 but would vote for someone else if the election were held again” from “those who voted for Barack Obama in 2012.”
The poll also found that Obama would lose enough votes in a rematch with his Republican rival in 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney that the Republican would win.
“90 percent of people who voted for Romney would do it again, compared to only 79 percent of Obama voters who would,” the poll said.
In this case, hindsight may not be 20/20, but it is certainly clear that many of Obama’s voters now realize they made an error. It remains to be seen just how severe the consequences will be.