Poll: Most Obama Voters Likely to Vote for him Again

Via Zobgy:  Most Previous Obama Voters likely to Vote for Him in 2012.

According to the poll, the vast majority of those who voted for Obama in 2008 (79%) will vote for him again in 2012 with 17% not very/not likely at all to do so.  4% are not sure.

Not surprisingly (since actual governing is never as good as the campaign), there is less enthusiasm for an Obama vote than there was in 2008.  A large plurality (48%) are “less enthusiastic” to vote for Obama now than they were in 2008.

FILED UNDER: 2012 Election, US Politics
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  1. While this is consistent with other polls, I am reluctant to rely on Zogby’s numbers because they’ve proven to be so marvelously wrong in the past

  2. Michael says:

    Geeez….It is a worthless Zogby poll. OTB is really showing it’s Democrat bias these days. Come on…come out of the closet. Admidt your a bunch of lefties.

  3. Umm, Michael, Zogby has been biased toward Republicans for at least a decade now

  4. Wiley Stoner says:

    And OTB has been bias toward the donks since James relenquished his primere position as the main blogger here. Very few articles critical of Obama, not that it would make much of a difference. There are about 4 or 5 people who post here who lean right.

  5. Neil Hudelson says:

    There are about 4 or 5 people who post here who lean right.

    There are about four or five who post here, full stop. So are you complaining that the main contributors lean right?

  6. john personna says:

    I’d actually get a kick out of identifying a better choice. I’d convince myself of my mental flexibility.

    All the GOP needs to do is give me one.

  7. Xrlq says:

    Zogby is famous for being eerily accurate once (2000) and comically wide of the mark almost every time before or since. Usually left of the mark but sometimes right, the only consistency being that he’s all over the map.

    That said, I’m not sure why anyone thought this particular poll newsworthy. Have Obama’s numbers ever been so bad there was any doubt that at least 79% of his own supporters would support him again?

  8. I think sometimes readers misunderstand the blogging enterprise. There is a need for a lot of posts in a given day. So one often blogs, especially on the quick picks, what one happens to read and that one finds at least mildly interesting. And, I would note, a conversation did break out.

    As such, I did my job, yes?

    In terms of being a partisan cheerleader, I gave that up a long time ago.

  9. Doc, you a closet Commie like ‘ol @Wiley says? Who knew?

  10. @Tal:

    One thing is true about blogging: you eventually get called everything. My favorite was the day that the same post was called from the right and from the left on two different sites.

  11. G.A.Phillips says:

    lol…..Any given post…