Monday, October 10, 2011
With unemployment increasing, wages shrinking, and the 10-year war in Afghanistan still raging, the latest IBD/TIPP survey released Monday show a majority of Americans — 51%, don’t want President Obama back for a second term.
By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked “someone new deserves a chance” over Obama “deserves to be re-elected.” Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Back in September, the readings were 50%-44% and 53%-38%, respectively.
Half of Americans give Obama poor or unacceptable marks in creating jobs and economic growth vs. 24% who say he’s doing well.
Among independents, it’s 51%-18%. 33% of swing voters give him an “F” vs. just 2% who give an “A”.
Most shocking, in addition to his deteriorating support among independents, just 77% of Democrats say Obama deserves re-election while 88% of Republicans say he doesn’t.
If Hillary Clinton is looking at entering the 2012 as a third party candidate, now is the time for her to announce.