Media Ignore Humiliating Poll for Obama; Only 30 Percent Support Third Term
The national media which has an infatuation with polls is ignoring a poll that deals a humiliating rebuke to a boast about his popularity President Barack Obama made on the world stage earlier this week.
A Google News search conducted Saturday afternoon, giving a full day for reporting, shows that only a handful of conservative leaning outlets have reported on a Rasmussen poll released Friday that shows likely voters overwhelmingly reject a third term for Obama.
Last Tuesday lame duck Obama bragged on the world stage that he’s been a “pretty good president” and that he believed he could win a third term. Obama made his comments during a speech “to the People of Africa” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. (Applause.) Now, let me be honest with you — I do not understand this. (Laughter.) I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as President of the United States. I cannot imagine a greater honor or a more interesting job. I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again. (Laughter and applause.) I can’t run again. I actually think I’m a pretty good President — I think if I ran I could win. (Laughter and applause.) But I can’t.”
The Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday asked Americans if they would vote for a third term for Obama showed he only had thirty percent support.
While Obama retains a comfortable level of reelect support from Black voters, 69 percent, he only gets 39 percent reelect support from other minorities and 22 percent from whites.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the president if he ran for a third term. Sixty-three percent (63%) would not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
“Most Democrats (57%) would vote to give Obama a third term. Ninety-three percent (93%) of Republicans, 68% of voters not affiliated with either major party – and 32% of Democrats – would not.
…”Sixty-nine percent (69%) of black voters would vote to elect Obama to a third term, compared to 22% of white voters and 39% of other minority voters.”
“The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 28-29, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.”