Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Most Democrats In Favor of Re-Electing Obama

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, 78 percent of Democrats questioned in the poll say they want to see Obama at the top of their party's ticket in 2012, with only 19 percent saying they would prefer someone else as the Democratic presidential nominee. The 19 percent figure is the lowest figure since March, when the question was first asked.

Full results (pdf)

"Among liberal Democrats, 85 percent say they want to see the party re-nominate Obama in 2012," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Among moderate Democrats, his support is almost that high."

The notion that President Barack Obama would face a primary challenger in his reelection contest always seemed far-fetched, even during the nadir of his first two years in office. Not only were there no volunteers to take him on (the most obvious choices having professed their lack of interest), but Obama's standing within his own party wasn't particularly precarious.

There was a rumor earlier this year that former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean would challenge Obama in a primary, but it was later denied. All the Democrats (whoever is contemplating challenging Obama in 2012)  should keep their ego in check, that, unlike on the Republican side, it isn't about individual desire to become President!

Speaking of the Republicans, Sarah Palin's numbers are slipping, according to the same CNN survey. Only 49 percent of Republicans say that they are likely to support Sen. John McCain's running mate in 2008 for the Republican nomination in 2012.

Not many Alaskans, Democrat or Republican, are fond of Sarah Palin, a recent Public Policy Polling survey finds.

According to the poll, Palin has a dismal 33 percent favorability rating in her home state. That's a 12-point drop from last winter, a similar poll finds.

We need to help Sarah Palin win the Republican primary, as she is the weakest potential candidate among all the Republicans. So all the bloggers out-there, write some nice stuff about Palin - encourage her to run for president.

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