Americans would reject Obama a 2nd term

Just three-in-ten people in the United States believe Barack Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 30 per cent of respondents would grant their president second term in office.

Conversely, 39 per cent of respondents think the Obama has not earned his re-election, and 32 per cent are not sure.

In American elections, candidates require 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the White House. In November 2008, Democratic nominee Obama secured a majority of electoral votes, defeating Republican contender John McCain. In January 2009, Obama became the first African American president in U.S. history.

On Jan. 25, Obama spoke about his first year in office, and declared: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

Polling Data

At this point, do you think Barack Obama deserves to be re-elected as President in 2012?

Yes, he deserves to be re-elected 30%
No, he does not deserve to be re-elected 39%
Not sure 32%

Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,003 American adults, conducted on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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