No, President Obama, You Wouldn’t Be Re-Elected

President Obama was wrong when he boasted recently that he could win a third term if the law allowed him to enter the race, according to a poll Monmouth University released Monday.

During his recent trip to Ethiopia, the president told members of the African Union: “Under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I think if I ran, I could win.”

The Hill reported that two-thirds of the poll’s respondents (68 percent) said they would vote for another candidate even if Obama was on the ballot in 2016. Only 26 percent indicated they would like to see the administration get another four years.

Predictably, Republicans are much less likely than Democrats to want Obama to remain in office. Only 5 percent of them said they would cast a ballot for him next year.

Among independents, only 23 percent thought a third term was a good idea. Perhaps most discouraging to the Obama camp was the response of Democrats in the poll. A minority (43 percent) of those voters wanted Obama to get more time to pursue his agenda.

However, The Hill noted, 79 percent of the Democrats gave Obama a good job-approval rating. Eighty-five percent of Republicans, up from 80 percent in July, said they disapproved of the job Obama is doing.

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