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Monday, February 08, 2016

What America Thinks: Obama for a Third Term?

President Obama has faced his share of criticism during the seven years of his presidency, but voters in his own party at least remain pretty happy with him. Are they ready to let him go at the beginning of next year? We decided to find out what America thinks.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democratic voters approved of the president’s job performance in January, with 50% who Strongly Approved. Nearly two-out-of-three Democrats are quite happy with Obama going it alone without Congress’ approval on things he considers important to the country. Most voters in general, though, only want the government to do what the president and Congress agree on.
Democrats also consider an Obama endorsement of one of the presidential hopefuls very important in terms of how they will vote in the upcoming election.

Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats would elect the president to a third term if it was legally possible. Right now, in fact, more Democrats would vote for Obama than would cast their ballots for either of the candidates who hope to succeed him, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

For Rasmussen Reports, I’m Alex Boyer. Remember, if it’s in the news, it’s in our polls.