BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter
November 15th, 2011
04:18 PM ET
6 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter

(CNN) - There are many advantages an incumbent president has in seeking re-election. The power and perks of the White House are significant.

But those advantages certainly don’t guarantee a second term. There have been many one-term presidents.


Filed under: Polls • President Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Karen

    Wolf Blitzer, Dan Lothian and CNN in full campaign mode for the powerful elite. Overlooking corruption. Not speaking truth to power, but speaking lies for the powerful. Shameful days at CNN.

    November 15, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    President Obama will be running against a Moron in Teflon Tights (MITT for short) While Mitt has done a 180 on most of his previous positions to get votes in the primary, it will be hard for him to sell that craziness, and he will have to do another 180 to appeal to normal people in the general election.

    November 15, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Obama will win 2012

    November 15, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I refuse to support any candidate that demo . . ., four . . ., Keith in Austin, or Betty the Birther endorse.

    November 15, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Namejkane

    Running againest the freak show teapublican, how could you lose. If you want your mom and dad kicked off soc sec , medicad, Medicare, which they and you pay for with our tax money , vote for the teapublican. I don't think even half of republicans, will vote for this bunch of clowns

    November 15, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Independent Voters

    Please hurry up 2012 election so we can elect Obama 4 more years.
    Vote all republicans out of the office 2012.

    November 15, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. Stumble?

    One and done. On to Hillary !!

    November 15, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. lahater

    Can that turkey

    November 15, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. midwestmoderate

    You can't trust any of these "polls". If people would spend the time to actually look at the results they would notice that a percentage of the people who disapprove of President Obama is because he has not been LIBERAL ENOUGH. Individuals who believe that will ultimately end up voting for him in 2012 as they will not vote for a Republican candidate. It would be nice for news organizations who do these polls to actually discuss ALL of the results and to not just hand pick what they think will get the most attention.

    November 15, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  10. AlaskaPalin

    The youths are not energized. Black leaders are bearish. Hispanics are grouchy. There will be 9 percent unemployment. The teaparty is fired up and ready to go. All point to obama being a one term president.

    November 15, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |