Seven out of 10 Obama voters, and a majority of Democrats (55%), regret voting for President Obama’s reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll.
The poll asked those who voted for Obama’s reelection a simple question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?”
Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no. 61 percent of blacks don’t regret voting for the President, hence 100 percent of Hispanics expressed regret in their vote for Obama.
The new poll found, however, that voters are still uninspired by Romney, but he may have eked out a narrow win had voters known Obama would flop in his 2nd granted term. Given the choice of Obama vs. Romney, Obama supporters said they would stick with their guy, 79 percent to 10 percent for Romney.
That said, Romney would probably edge Obama by about three million votes, according to the poll numbers. Yet, based on the poor favorability numbers he fares with compared to last year, the hype about a resurgence in support for Romney might be overrated.
“Clearly Romney fares better, although he had fewer voters to begin with. As a proportion of the voters each of them actually received in 2012 (66 million for Obama and 61 million for Romney), the GOP candidate ends up with 55 million votes retained to Obama’s 52 million. Not exactly a wipeout,” YouGov pollster noted.