‘47% to 37% – obama v generic gop’

Pew Research: Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election, 47% of voters would like to see President Barack Obama reelected, while 37% would prefer a Republican candidate take the White House.

…Obama does about as well in his hypothetical election matchup as President George W. Bush did in April 2003, a time when Bush enjoyed very high approval ratings (72%) on the heels of the start of the Iraq war.

Obama’s current approval rating is 51% and most Americans (74%) remain unsatisfied with the state of the nation. Working in Obama’s favor, however, is that most Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the opposition political party – 51% have an unfavorable view of the GOP – and he remains personally popular (58% have a favorable view of Obama).

Obama also does considerably better than Bill Clinton did in March 1995. At this stage in his presidency, Clinton had a lower approval rating (44%) and faced a much stronger GOP (67% favorable).

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Thank you Proud of Obama 😉

4 Responses to “‘47% to 37% – obama v generic gop’”

  1. 1 dotster
    April 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The most surprising poll I saw today was the PPP poll showing Obama having a chance to win Georgia! with approval/disapproval evenly split at 47/48. Now that would be something. I think the changing demographics in that state make that a strong possibility.

  2. 2 Fred
    April 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Had an argument with a sockpuppet spewing on thedailshow.com about how Obama is toast. I threw out these numbers and they came back at me with some Rasmussen poll drivel. LOL! I don’t know why I waste my time with these people, many of whom I now believe are paid commenters using sockpuppet accounts.

  3. 3 Shirley
    April 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I’m staying focused on Re-electing President Obama, annnnnnnnd I am Optimistic as well. Look, my Friends, President Obama Is a “GOOD” Caring Person as we all know. The Obamas are good People! Simple as that. He’s done some very Good things In his two years, as Commander and Chief. He’s a Man of his word. He’s kept his promises. I think that one of the Rethuglicans problem Is a matter of them being mean spirited and evil. I think that he’s done such a GOOD job, until It’s just eating the Rethuglicans hearts out. They know that President Obama Is doing a Great job. They also know that President Obama Is LEADING our Country In a Warm and Friendly, but respectful Manner. He’s not a Bully, by far. That’s just not who he Is. He respects our Country, and wants other Countries to respect America. He Explained to the WORLD what kind of President he would be, from the very beginning. He has been up front, and honest.
    They are so determined to make him a one term President. Somehow President Obama just keep on doing, he mostly Ignores all the media Chatter, and the Naysayers Chatter, he keeps on working. He’s cool, he’s calm, and he’s the “ONLY ADULT” In the room.

    President Obama, you got my vote again, and I will be volunteering locally again as well. I stand with you President Obama, because I trust you, and I believe In you. I like what you have done already 🙂 May God Bless POTUS, and FLOTUS and Family, and his entire Administration.

    • 4 louc1
      April 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      All of what you said!!!!!
      I think the President’s supporters are fired up. In just 24 hours after announcing he was running for re-election – the campaign took in 23,000 in small contributions – We are soooooo in!!!!

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