President Obama may think he could win a third term, but voters have a different opinion.
During a recent speech, Obama said he could win a third trip to the White House. If not for the 22nd Amendment, that is.
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” NPR quoted Obama as saying in July. “I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t. … The law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president.”
Perhaps, POTUS should check with a new Monmouth University Poll. It appears, that may be a bit of wishful thinking.
Just one in four (26 percent) voters say they would vote to re-elect Obama. Conversely, a wide majority (68 percent) would vote for somebody else, the poll revealed.
Ouch. At least voters can’t claim a shortage of options this primary season.
“Well, it was worth a shot,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a news release. “It’s not like the president’s claim could ever be tested for real.”
In the least shocking bit of news out of the poll, a mere 5 percent of Republicans would be in favor of another four years of Obama. And, while just 23 percent of independents would support a third term, barely half of Democrats (53 percent) would cast a ballot of Obama.
While Congress saw a whopping 18 percent approval rating in the poll compared with a 72 percent disapproval rating, Obama is on the negative side of the polls now.
The president holds a 45 percent approval to 50 percent disapproval rating with the American public. That is down from the 47 percent approval to 46 percent disapproval rating he had in July, but returns him to a similar range he saw earlier this year.