Americans perceive Obama as too liberal and they do not want four more years of “Hope and Change.” — unlike the nauseating adoring French crowd in the pic above. But then, what do they know? The French don’t live in America.
Those are the findings of two new polls.
A new USA Today/Gallup survey asks Americans to rate their own ideology on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the most liberal and 5 being the most conservative.
On average, they rated Obama as 2.3, whereas they rated themselves as more conservative, with the mean score for Americans of 3.3. A whopping 42% of Americans describe themselves as very conservative or conservative. Only 19% describe themselves as very liberal or liberal; 37% call themselves moderates.
A U.S. News nationwide poll finds that Americans, by a 2-1 margin, fear Obama’s re-election.
Paul Bedard reports, January 9, 2012, that when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, 33% of Americans say they fear four more years of Obama, whereas only 16% say they fear Obama won’t win a second term.
Consistent with a pattern established in the 2008 election that catapulted a junior U.S. senator with a murky unvetted past to the White House, younger Americans are less fearful about 4 more years of Obama. Just 28% of Americans 18-24 years old fear a re-elected Obama, in contrast to nearly half of Americans 65 and older who say Obama’s reelection is their top fear.
Here are the results of the U.S. News poll of a national sample of 1,000 households, conducted December 29-January by the global market research firm Synovate eNation:
As we enter the presidential election year of 2012, what potential news event do you fear the most?
- President Obama wins reelection 33%
- Taxes will increase 31%
- Iran will get a nuclear weapon 16%
- Obama will lose reelection 16%
- North Korea will attack South Korea 4%
Given these poll findings, 2012 is an election for the Republicans to lose. Alas, the GOP does have a remarkable facility of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
H/t our beloved Anonymous.