A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the ‘12 elections were held today, according to a new survey.
The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll shows 50% say they would probably or definitely vote for someone else. Fully 37% say they would definitely cast a ballot against Obama. Meanwhile, just 39% would vote to re-elect the pres. to a 2nd term, and only 23% say they definitely would do so.
Obama’s first year in office has been marked by an unemployment rate that surged to 10%, an increased commitment of troops to Afghanistan and a health care battle that has taken a serious political toll on the WH.
Of course, a key component to Obama’s re-election puzzle is missing at this point. Namely, a challenger.
Sure Obama’s polls are down. But in order to take back the White House, Republicans have to come up with a strong candidate Americans would rather vote for. And right now, I’m not sure I see that candidate on the horizon.