At 39%, Upopular Obama Runs Home for A Hug from His Rahm by Dan Riehl 21 Oct 2010 post a comment Share This: CNS News points out, Obama's reelection rating by the American people is now down to 39%. Only 39 percent of Americans now believe President Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, according to a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 14-17. That's likely why Obama is doing what many do when they find themselves in such deep trouble - running home to Chicago for a hug from Rahm. Now, there's a disturbing thought. WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will headline a Democratic rally in Chicago on the final weekend before Election Day.