Poll: 39% of Democrats Want Obama to Run for a Third Term

Poll: 39% of Democrats Want Obama to Run for a Third Term

The atmosphere before the midterm elections apparently didn’t do a thing to chasten Obama’s most hardcore, Democrat fans. A new poll shows that nearly a third of those Democrats surveyed wish Obama could have a third term.

A new Economist/YouGov poll that was conducted just before the elections certainly showed that overall a large number of respondents are unhappy with Obama, but there was also a large number of Democrats who thought that Obama was so great that he deserves a third term.

The poll found that 39 percent of the Democrats surveyed wished that the 22nd Amendment that holds a president to only two terms didn’t exist so that Obama could run for a third term.

The number grows even higher with African-American respondents. Sixty-four percent said they’d love to see Obama get a third term.

The poll also found that even after years of mounting failure, 88 percent of Democrats still like Obama to some degree or another.

However, when Democrats are added to the mix with Republicans and independents, the President’s positive numbers fall through the floor. Overall, only 19 percent said they wished that Obama could get a third term with 69 percent glad he cannot run again.

Obama’s overall approval rating for his handling of foreign policy is also dismal. Only 37 percent approve of how he is handling world issues. Still, only one in four Democrats disapprove of the President’s job performance.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.


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