This Synovate eNation poll, reported in U.S. News, illustrates what a mountain President Obama has to climb to convince voters that he deserves a second term:
In our New Year’s poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama’s reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won’t win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more years.
Here are the full results:
As we enter the presidential election year of 2012, what potential news event do you fear the most?
President Obama wins reelection: 33%
Taxes will increase: 31%
Iran will get a nuclear weapon: 16%
Obama will lose reelection: 16%
North Korea will attack South Korea: 4%
Tax increases aren’t popular, either. All of which helps to explain how Ron Paul can be running even with Obama.