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    Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    NEW YORK (WLS) - A majority of Americans expect Barack Obama to be a one-term president, an assessment on which, in past elections, the public has more often been right than wrong.


    Just 37 percent of people in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they expect Obama to win re-election in November 2012; 55 percent instead expect the eventual Republican nominee to win.

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    Let's hope the people are right once again.


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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Depends on whether these people polled are actually going to vote for the Republican, or are just pessimistic Democrats who are worrying about losing next year. Notice how the poll asks what people expect to see and not necessarily who they will vote for when the time comes.

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    I think Obama is vulnerable, but a lot depends on who the Republican nominee is. I just can't see anyone currently in the field pulling it off. This might be an opportunity for an independent to make a Perot-esque run considering the weakness of the major party candidates. Bloomberg could make a run at it, for example.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    I think Romney represents the best chance the Republicans have to make Obama a one term President. He is a much stronger candidate than he was in 2008 and also is benefited by the fact that the economy is such a strong issue this year. He has done so much in the private sector, he knows how jobs are created and has effective plans for job creation.

    Romney dismantles Obama next year in the debates that are centered around the economy. Obama will appear in over his head and horribly inexperienced.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    the man was a senator for 30 minutes. michelle bachmann has more experience at the national level than he did.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the man was a senator for 30 minutes. michelle bachmann has more experience at the national level than he did.
    But she's a nutter. No chance she wins anything. Of course, if you want Obama to beat the odds, select Bachmann.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Let's hope the people are right once again.


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    I see Obama getting a 2nd term.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I see Obama getting a 2nd term.
    Why do you think this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live Free View Post
    I think Romney represents the best chance the Republicans have to make Obama a one term President. He is a much stronger candidate than he was in 2008 and also is benefited by the fact that the economy is such a strong issue this year. He has done so much in the private sector, he knows how jobs are created and has effective plans for job creation.

    Romney dismantles Obama next year in the debates that are centered around the economy. Obama will appear in over his head and horribly inexperienced.
    I think you're right that Romney would present the biggest challenge to Obama, but I think he will have trouble firing up his base to vote for him. If they stay home, he's in trouble. I think the "anybody but Obama" vote won't get it done.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    How in the hell will Obama NOT get elected? Seriously, who are the american people going to vote for instead? ROMNEY? Good god, Obama's a shoe in if that's what people think, lol. People say sure, vote 3rd party, but in many states, those 3rd party members don't even show up on the ballet. And beside, the american people vote on TV commercials. Who's going to have the best ads, Romney, or the current sitting president? Please. It's gonna be 4 more years of Obama, folks, sorry to say. And to be honest, it's not going to make any difference, anyway. Seriously. When was the last time a presidential election actually made a difference in american politics? This mountain of crap hasn't really changed since the 50s.

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