Memo to Barack Obama: You might want to start freshening up your resume because because a majority of American voters don’t think you deserve a second term in office.
A new poll from Oquinnipiac University shows 49 percent of American voters don’t think Obama should have a second term with 43 percent saying he does.
American voters blame Obama for the continually high unemployment rate and the piss-poor condition of the U.S. economy.
The Nov. 2 election saw voters throwing out Democrats from their Congressional seats and many of the voters polled say Obama deserves the same fate if he runs again in 2012.
Meanwhile, Democratic insiders in Washington meet behind closed doors and talk privately of the possible need of a challenger to the incumbent President.
“The President is a drain on the party,” one long-time political consultant tells Capitol Hill Blue. “There’s a growing feeling that he should not be sitting on the top of the ticket in 2012.
Strong challenges to an incumbent President from within his own party are rare but even die-hard Democrats say Obama is a failure who drags the party down and hurts any chance from a rebound to the pasting the party took on Nov. 2.
Obama can find one bright spot in the latest poll. At least he beats Sarah Plain by eight percentage points — 48 to 40 percent and most polls show Palin beating other potential GOP challengers, including Romney and Huckleby.
- “Mitt Romney Beating Barack Obama in 2012 Poll” and related posts (indecisionforever.com)
- Quinnipiac poll shows Americans skeptical of second Obama term (hotair.com)
- Obama’s 2012 re-election prospects uncertain: poll (reuters.com)
- Palin Leads GOP 2012 Field, But Loses To Obama In New Poll (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Poll: Obama, Romney deadlocked in 2012 matchup (thehill.com)