Obama: They still like him, but will they vote for him?
May 17th, 2012
01:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: They still like him, but will they vote for him?

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama lags in several polls on fixing the economy. His favorability rating is virtually even with that of presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. His signature health care reform law appears on the verge of being overturned. Women, once central to his base, are now drifting toward his opponent. He has even lost support among once-passionate young voters.

Yet, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released this week, 56% of those polled believe the president will cinch re-election this fall, compared to 36% who think Romney will win.

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  1. WiredweirdinSF

    Of course they like him, like all democrat liberals he tells them what they want to hear, not the truth.You have to remember he is speaking to the dope addicts that can't work, welfare frauds and corrupt union members all of whom think that the 50% of us who actually work and pay taxes should take care of them. This is taught to them by the NEA and the liberally biased media and of course by the most inept, incompetent, corrupt president this country has ever had.

    May 17, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I believe the answer is "Yes!" and "Yes!"

    May 17, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Bill

    Of course they will and he will win. I am sure the GOP remembers it was a big big selling pont with "W". That he was a likeable guy and "someone who you would want to have a beer with". Bottom line, this make a hige difference when people are voting. And with that unlikeable, wooden, brylcreemed, buffoon Romney as their candidate, Obama is sitting in a good place.

    May 17, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  4. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Obama: They still like him, but will they vote for him?◄ This is what the header says, then...
    ►Yet, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released this week, 56% of those polled believe the president will cinch re-election this fall, compared to 36% who think Romney will win.◄

    Enough said!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    May 17, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Will they vote for him? Only if they're either (a) on the government dole or (b) severely mentally deficient.

    May 17, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. OB83

    Yes they will vote for him. Though some like wiredweird dont like to acknowledge that the president tried to work with congress to help the economy,( of course the repubs said no to EVERYTHING) the people in the long run will look favorably on this when the facts are laid bare. The truth is that the rconomy is improving. The question you have to ask yourself is, how much better would the economy be if congress had worked with the president!

    May 17, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Fair, Fair, Fair.

    Those that will vote against the president are a) filled with hate and would rather self-destruct; b) living in the basement of their parents house; or c) not living at all. Most of us who want to KEEP our good paying jobs with full benefits will vote FOR the president because we don't want the kind of jobs Willard is offering i.e., (minimum wage/w no benefits). Hope that sets the record straight for you.

    May 17, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Of course they will vote for him. They think this is a reality TV show and not their future. Obama is telling them they can have everything for "free". All it takes is a vote for him. The fact is that these kids parents have totally FAILED them by not properly preparing them for the real world, including lying conivng politicians like Obama and the Democrats.

    May 17, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. John, PA

    Sure the paid crowd, paid union worker that show up like Mr. Obama, however, few will vote for Mr Obama, vote for 4 more years of the Obama depression.

    May 17, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    The economy would no longer be a problem if the do nothing House of representatives hadn't shot down every single infrastructure job.

    Vote the baggers out in 2012 They control the weakest Leader of the House we've ever had.

    May 17, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. reaper081087

    If Robin Hood became President of the United States of America, he would put an end to poverty leaving people like Mitt Romney wondering what happened to all their money in their bank account.

    OBAMA RULES
    ROMNEY DROOLS!!!

    May 17, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. obama victim

    anyone with any sense will not vote for Barry

    May 17, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  13. ST

    Yes, yes we will vote for him. We don't like him without a reason or for nothing. We always want to be close to something we like and don't let it go away.

    May 17, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Independant Texan

    Fair is Fair !!! Where were you during the Bush years. Obama was handed a wrecked economy, massive layoffs AND two UNFUNDED wars and Osama Bin Laden running loose. Bush openly stated " He didn`t give much thought to Bin Ladin`s wherebouts, but invaded Iraq because they had "weapons of mass destruction"......... And we all know how that turned out, don`t we??? Made a lot of people rich during the war, didn`t we, and all our tax money wasted... I recall Vietnam and this was just a modern version to keep the military-industrial complex flowing in billions $$$$$$.

    May 17, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. John, PA

    Wonder how much those that show up and like Mr. Obama after they see the promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."

    May 17, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  16. allison

    Anonymous

    The economy would no longer be a problem if the do nothing House of representatives hadn't shot down every single infrastructure job.

    Vote the baggers out in 2012 They control the weakest Leader of the House we've ever had.

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    You obviously have a short memory. The Dems had control for 2 years and still didn't get anything done. It is widely known that younger people generally are more liberal but as they get older and wiser they become more conservative. Many of these kids are experiencing the unfortunate reality of this presidents economy ( and yes it is Obama's economy, he has to take ownership at this point,) and hopefully they are learning from their previous mistake of voting for him.

    May 17, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |