Poll: Americans, 2-1, fear Obama’s reelection

posted at 12:45 pm on January 10, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a Washington Whispers poll released yesterday, twice as many Americans said they fear Obama’s reelection as said they fear he won’t be reelected. U.S. News reports:

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.

Next to Obama’s reelection, 31 percent of Americans said they feared higher taxes, which may be proof that the president’s focus on the payroll tax cut has hit paydirt.

The poll, however, held out some hope for Obama. Some 38 percent of younger Americans, 18-24, said their biggest fear was higher taxes. Just 28 percent of those same voters said they feared Obama winning in November.

To be sure, some of the 31 percent of those who said the 2012 news event they fear most is higher taxes or the 16 percent of those who said Iran might acquire a nuclear weapon could be more afraid of Obama losing reelection than of him winning — but, the point is, a significant percentage of Americans recognize that four more years of Obama is a frightening prospect.

Regarding those young voters who fear higher taxes but want Obama to be reelected: Are they aware that the GOP is the party of no new taxes? President Obama’s payroll tax cut is abundantly misleading, a piece of deficit spending that adds to the debt young voters will have to pay off. Meanwhile, Obamacare alone imposes 18 separate tax increases that will transfer more than $500 billion over 10 years from hardworking American families and businesses to Congress for spending on new entitlements and subsidies. Obama is the king of tax hikes by any other name.

 


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Yet, they’ll re-elect him. By Nov. they will even be convinced that he’s poor, more white than black, religious, hard-working, smart and all sorts of insanities.

Media, spontaneously combust for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

The devil you know…….

Obama will be re-elected

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Alternate headline: 1/3rd of Americans are brain dead

CycloneCDB on January 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Employment numbers are well below 2007. Obama has no chance.

MTF on January 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

He won’t win re-election, he will steal re-election.
That is my fear.

herm2416 on January 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

2-1 they fear him but 45-48% approve of his job performance.

Yeah that makes a lot of sense.

angryed on January 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Next to Obama’s reelection, 31 percent of Americans said they feared higher taxes, which may be proof that the president’s focus on the payroll tax cut has hit paydirt.

Bullhonky.

steebo77 on January 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Yet, they’ll reelect them because a Republican wasn’t able to stand out. Walker 2016

Flapjackmaka on January 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Media, spontaneously combust for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Along with those who believe them.

Kataklysmic on January 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Well if thats the case, vote the slug slime out of OUR HOUSE in 2012! Problem solved if we don’t get a 3rd to see to it bho is re-elected. BTW, Allen West has it correct. I love him.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/West-obama-imperial-presidency/2012/01/10/id/423662
L

letget on January 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The voters that fear new taxes, but don’t fear Obama’s re-election are assuming that THEY won’t get new taxes under Obama. They probably support a millionaire’s tax.

earlgrey133 on January 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Regarding those young voters who fear higher taxes but want Obama to be reelected: Are they aware that the GOP is the party of no new taxes?

Tina, Tina, Tina, clearly you don’t understand. The administration loves you and just wants to take care of you if only you would pledge you time and money…

/OWS

Bunsin2 on January 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

How does this square with the persistent 40-44% who think Comrade Zero is doing a bang-up job?

Cicero43 on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

“this election is not about voting for someone who shares your beliefs and values, it is voting for someone who can beat Obama”

This is the new criteria for being a republican nominee nowadays.

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Yay! Something to live for.

Cindy Munford on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Yet, they’ll re-elect him. By Nov. they will even be convinced that he’s poor, more white than black, religious, hard-working, smart and all sorts of insanities.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I sincerely hope not. I am praying that the masses cannot possibly be that stupid. Although, my dad used to say “the masses are a$$es”, so it’s anybody’s guess.

Not that I want this to happen, but if the American public gets hit with much higher gasoline/utility costs, which looks likely to happen before the election, perhaps they’ll wake up and finally smell the coffee burning.

sage0925 on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

The devil you know…….

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Well at least we agree on something.

Bunsin2 on January 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

They are afraid Obama won’t be re-elected even though he will be the only candidate who has never fired anyone, never wanted to outlaw contraception, never wears magic underwear, has never divorced, and has always been in touch with the middle class?

How can this be? These are the key issues of the day!

Lily on January 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I would think the National Debt would cause more fear than just about anything. Even if Obama is gone we still have this albatros hanging. See Greece….

buckeyerich on January 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Regarding those young voters who fear higher taxes but want Obama to be reelected: Are they aware that the GOP is the party of no new taxes? President Obama’s payroll tax cut is abundantly misleading, a piece of deficit spending that adds to the debt young voters will have to pay off.

The problem with both young voters and nearly half of the voting public in general is that they have been conditioned to vote against their political rival, regardless of the policy positions that “their party” has.

This is due to them being more concerned with doing a victory lap for “winning” then anything else, because everyone knows those dang dirty ____s will just mess it up more!

Our current (and when I say current I am talking 10-20 years)political class and education system encourages this line of thought and all its destructive tendencies.

Gatsu on January 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Isn’ this more of an indictment on the GOP?

Notorious GOP on January 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

This is the new criteria for being a republican nominee nowadays.

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Yup. All we have to do is find someone who likes America and capitalism and they automatically trump the incumbant 100 fold. Thank God we don’t have to try and beat Bill Clinton. We’d lose 50 states with this group of candidates.

Kataklysmic on January 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Eh, PBHO will stop at nothing to ensure all the right people are greased during the summer, making them amenable to his recycled message of Hope, Change, and that other thing.

The desperation levels are going to increase and PBHO will have one message for everyone: “I’ll make that rich dude take care of your bills”; that’s a tough thing to counteract.

Bishop on January 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Regarding those young voters who fear higher taxes but want Obama to be reelected:

This is typical of our dumbed down educational system. Democrats benefit by keeping folks ignorant. The ignorant are so gullible, it’s easy to manipulate them with lies and propaganda. The MSM has seized on this fact and uses it to further their socialist/marxist DNC ideology.

they lie on January 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Here’s hoping that come January 2012 we can put a lid on this corrupt socialist dictatorship. The epitaph will be Obama acted stupidly.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Oops, make that January 2013.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Poll: Americans, 2-1, fear Obama’s reelection

This kind of information is absolutely devastating to a narcissist.

More, please.

BobMbx on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Yep, and may he destroy you and yours, completely. The smart ones will go gulching, to starve you of looting/mooching.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Alternate headline: 1/3rd of Americans are brain dead

CycloneCDB on January 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

52%

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

2-1?

I thought it’d be 3-1, at least…

Aizen on January 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I think you may well be disappointed yet again. Many of my liberal friends are starting to take a shine to Romney if and when he becomes the nominee. True its just anecdotal evidence on my part, but you should probably start to worry never the less.

Bmore on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

2-1?

I thought it’d be 3-1, at least…

Aizen on January 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

There’s still time.

BobMbx on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

He won’t win re-election, he will steal re-election.
That is my fear.

herm2416 on January 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Or cancel it altogether for the “good of the country”

ConservativePartyNow on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

This is the new criteria for being a republican liberal nominee nowadays.

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

From “Hope ‘n Change” in 2008 to

“From Diapers to Depends” in 2012

Hypocrite!

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Crickets chirping, let’s focus on Mitt and bain
-lsm

cmsinaz on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

People who are wondering how this goes with Obama’s numbers don’t realize what the poll actually asked. It didn’t ask people whether they feared Obama winning or losing more. It asked of these events which do you fear the most.

Here is the poll question and possible answers:

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%

So, you could spin this to say that 51% worry the most about something other than whether or not Obama is elected.

McDuck on January 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

There’s still time.

BobMbx on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

And yet, our guys are focusing on Bain Capital and not Obama Capital.

Aizen on January 10, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I am sure the exact same poll question was asked when Jimmy Carter was seeking re-election………and we all know what happened with that!

pilamaye on January 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Polls are always fun to look at but it trips me out how people hyper ventilate over them. Polls change daily AND remember the sample size of 1 or 2 thousand is supposedly representive of over 360 million people. I personally rather intrade.com least people there are backing up their opinions w money and not just their .2 cents

Politricks on January 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

but remember 65% of Americans fear their fries won’t be fresh in drive through as well.

I mean let’s keep things in perspective here, politics is politics but when you’re talking Americans getting crappy old fries in Drive through….

…THAT is serious friggin’ bin-ness.

PappyD61 on January 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

People who are wondering how this goes with Obama’s numbers don’t realize what the poll actually asked. It didn’t ask people whether they feared Obama winning or losing more. It asked of these events which do you fear the most.

Here is the poll question and possible answers:

As we enter the presidential election year of 2012, what potential news event do you fear the most?

President Obama wins reelection 33%

McDuck on January 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

… Which makes the headline blatantly false–by a 3-1 margin, Americans are not scared of Obama’s re-election.

jonknee on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Gallup and CNN will come up with polls showing Obama universally loved and desired for re-election in……three……two…..one…..

olesparkie on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

at least as many fear a Romneycare Presidency. Probably more..

4 more years of socialist sh*t, no matter what…

james23 on January 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Well John McCain said NOT to be afraid of him so there!

Daemonocracy on January 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Hi have a very electable ham sandwich! It is even picking up support from the Jewish segment of the population, even though it isn’t kosher.

If that is too challenging I have a nice bag of hammers that is the intellectual equal of most governors.

Or, if that is too intimidating, I have a box of rocks far superior to the mental capabilities of ordinary Congresscritters.

ajacksonian on January 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Americans are not scared of Obama’s re-election.
jonknee on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They should be.

Bishop on January 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

That’s right o’bummer, we are going to vote out your Irish rearend come November.

jake49 on January 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM

“… twice as many Americans said they fear Obama’s reelection as said they fear he won’t be reelected.”

In other words…

… the “have not”s v.s. the “have”s.

Seven Percent Solution on January 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM

The devil you know…….

Obama will be re-elected

liberal4life on January 10, 2012

This doesn’t make sense. If you know something isn’t working, it is insane to continue trying. Obama had free reign politically for two years, and his policies have produced anemic growth. In contrast, Reagan faced a worse economic crisis when he entered office and delivered growth in 1983 and 1984 that ignited one of the strongest 25 year periods of economic growth in U.S. history. Indeed, between 1983 and 2007, the United States endured strong growth and only two mild recessions (1990 and 2001).

The general rule for recoveries has been the greater the decline, the stronger the recovery. So, the recovery in 1983-84 was much stronger than the recovery in 1990 and 2001. By this standard, Obama’s record is weak at best.

Americans may re-elect Obama for a second term. But they will not elect him because he is the devil they know. They will elect him only if they believe that his polcies will work with one more term. I don’t believe his policies could work with three more terms; but it is not disingenuous for an American voter to disagree with me and give Obama one more shot.

RedSoxNation on January 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Which makes the headline blatantly false-by a 3-1 margin, Americans are not scared of Obama’s re-election.

jonknee on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Yes, the headline is a little misleading (not Tina’s fault, U.S. News is the one that created it), but it doesn’t mean what you are saying here either. It means that 67% fear something more than they fear Obama’s re-election. You can be scared of one thing, but be scared of something else even more.

McDuck on January 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

The devil you know…….

Obama will be re-elected

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

We Know You!
Jug Ears will go down 3-1!

KOOLAID2 on January 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Well John McCain said NOT to be afraid of him so there!

Daemonocracy on January 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Proving that he is senile, and the people in Arizona were brain-dead in the last election.

KOOLAID2 on January 10, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Well, the prestigious Washington Whispers (who?) has spoken so the poll must be legit!

inthemiddle on January 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

They fear Obama’s re-election because he sucks, but they fear losing their free cheese even more, so I’d call this a wash.

abobo on January 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

38% fear Keyser Sose

tomg51 on January 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

The fun will be in watching the media going into Hyper-Tingly mode with Brian Williams leading the way.

FlaMurph on January 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I fear the Lame Duck period after the election. I have no doubt he will do as much damage as he can. However, I look forward to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s strongly-worded paragraph to him.

SouthernGent on January 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Americans are not scared of Obama’s re-election.

jonknee on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They deserve his utter destruction. It’s self-inflicted.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

More like from Yes We Can in 2008 to Why We Didn’t in 2012

Make no mistake, Obama will run a campaign that blames everybody and everything else for his failure. A do-nothing Congress, GWB, the economy, whatever. Remember, Obama views himself as among the top four Presidents in history with only LBJ, Lincoln, or FDR as possibly being more super than he.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won’t win a second term

ONLY 16%? And this is their biggest fear, that their jug-eared Jesus won’t win a second term?

My God, there sure are a lot of very stupid people out there.

UltimateBob on January 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

This kind of information is absolutely devastating to a narcissist.

More, please.

BobMbx on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

He most certainly is one. I can’t think of too many Presidents who would run for re-election given the state of the nation…. oh yeah, Bush’s fault of course, Eurozone, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc. etc.

Yakko77 on January 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

38% 98% fear Keyser Sose

tomg51 on January 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Fixed.

The Schaef on January 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Most 18-24 year olds haven’t paid much in taxes. I remember when my daughter in law got her first pay check after graduating from college. She nimbly ran from the liberal policy she had advocated since high school. Something about “them” taking her money!

DanMan on January 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I fear the Lame Duck period after the election. I have no doubt he will do as much damage as he can.

SouthernGent on January 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I don’t know about that…. I’m hoping that he uses his last few weeks in office to get in as much golf and taxpayer-funded Air Force One travel as possible.

UltimateBob on January 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM

2-1?

I thought it’d be 3-1, at least…

Aizen on January 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

2-1 OFFERED that as an answer to an open question. It wasn’t multiple choice.

Washington Nearsider on January 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

They deserve his utter destruction. It’s self-inflicted.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

This. If he wins reelection, I’m going to throw up my hands in despair and give up. My business can’t stand another 4 years of this shiit.

txsurveyor on January 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The very thought of Barack Obama winning a second term puts me in a state of gibbering terror.

My vote won’t matter, because I’m in California, surrounded by blithering Liberals who are going to vote for Obama come hell or high water. If he murdered his children on national TV, I suspect they would think it was a necessary thing for the good of the nation.

But I can donate to whomever wins the nomination, and I will, no matter who it is. I’d donate to a four month old ham sandwich if it were the nominee at this point.

If I survive to the election it will be a miracle. This whole mess is unbelievable.

hachiban on January 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Regarding those young voters who fear higher taxes but want Obama to be reelected: Are they aware that the GOP is the party of no new taxes?

You’d be surprised at how many teenagers are actually curious and open to the principles of fiscal conservatism. It wouldn’t be that difficult to sway young people who currently vote democrat into voting republican. But, so long as you have people like Santorum, Bachmann, and other social conservatives who demonize gay people, young people are going to be turned off by the GOP entirely, even if they may agree with the GOP’s stance on fiscal issues. Which is a tragedy in my opinion.

theoddmanout on January 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

They deserve his utter destruction. It’s self-inflicted.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

This. If he wins reelection, I’m going to throw up my hands in despair and give up. My business can’t stand another 4 years of this shiit.

txsurveyor on January 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Who wants to bet that if El Presidente Downgrade gets back in by hook or by crook, that the Obama Recession will become the Obama Depression…. And then things will really go downhill.

Think FDR and WWII….. this time war starting out with Nuclear weapons.

Chip on January 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Chip on January 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Sadly, I think you’re right on the mark.

txsurveyor on January 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Sadly, I think you’re right on the mark.

txsurveyor on January 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

In a lot of ways, I’m hoping I’m wrong on that.

Chip on January 10, 2012 at 2:03 PM

“I fear the Lame Duck period after the election. I have no doubt he will do as much damage as he can. However, I look forward to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s strongly-worded paragraph to him”

Bingo!! – With any luck, the won’t be in a leadership position by then.

bflat879 on January 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

“this election is not about voting for someone who shares your beliefs and values, it is voting for someone who can beat Obama”

This is the new criteria for being a republican nominee nowadays.

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

No doubt you’re happy to support democrats who are sure to lose elections to their republican rivals.

God forbid anyone actually want to win those races. /eyeroll

Scrappy on January 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

FDR reset:

The only thing to fear is Obama, himself.

EconomicNeocon on January 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

jonknee on January 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Did you actually read the article?

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.

Most likely the other 51% didn’t want to answer that they fear the re-selection of a man who wants to fundamentally change the country because they didn’t want to be branded Racists.

Chip on January 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Poll: Americans, 2-1, fear Obama’s reelection

AND YET, here we have the MSM, the “establishment”,and even some Conservative bolgs who shill for Romney morning noon and night. Gotta have that electable candidate…phooey.

NY Conservative on January 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Yet, they’ll re-elect him. By Nov. they will even be convinced that he’s poor, more white than black, religious, hard-working, smart and all sorts of insanities.

Media, spontaneously combust for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

You’ve kind of grown on me, Eyore. What name are you going to re-register under if Obama is ousted?

peski on January 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

“I fear the Lame Duck period after the election. I have no doubt he will do as much damage as he can.”

I fear the idea of a radical socialist internationalist in power for four years without having to run for re-election and with no respect for co-equal branches of government, the US Constitution, the law, or the well-being of Americans other than the ones he picks as winners.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Most likely the other 51% didn’t want to answer that they fear the re-selection of a man who wants to fundamentally change the country because they didn’t want to be branded Racists.

Chip on January 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM

No, they said the feared something else more, like higher taxes:

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%

peski on January 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The devil you know…….

liberal4life on January 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Alinsky dedicated his book to him.

Del Dolemonte on January 10, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I pray the 2/1 stick to their guns and vote him out. But I also pray that, if he wins reelection, he loses control of the senate (and we keep the house) so impeachment procedures can start on January 21, 2013.

BRunner on January 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM

So 1,000 respondents out of a U.S. population of 312 million? Seems legit. The 0.0003 percent speaks!

Constantine on January 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Oh I wonder why? He ONLY ignores the Constitution, wishes there were no separation of powers, wishes he had the power that the leader of China has, bows to foreign dictators, ignores the will of the people, uses clandestine organizations to further his agenda, plays golf instead of leads, uses class and race warfare, appoints rogues in positions of power, is openly hostile to anyone who disagrees with him, lives the life of an aristocrat while the “rabble” are left to suffer…wonder why folks fear him? I feared this 4 years ago. Too bad more folks didn’t see what was right in front of them. If this clown and his wife get another 4 years America may never recover.

neyney on January 10, 2012 at 3:41 PM

70% of Americans want to see the moving vans picking up all the Obama items from our White House in a few months. I will be dancing in the streets with the 70%.

Amazingoly on January 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Are they aware that the GOP is the party of no new taxes?

Are they? Why do I keep hearing their leadership utter words like “nothings off the table” and openly saying they’ll make deals that include increased taxes.

Oh wait, you said “no new taxes”; maybe that’s some new GOP-speak word-parsing like “depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is…”

Constantine on January 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Do you struggle to be that idiotic, or does it come naturally?

Midas on January 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Do you struggle to be that idiotic, or does it come naturally?
Midas on January 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I guess you were told there would be no math. Or logic. Or sarcasm. Most conservatives are bad with all of them.

Constantine on January 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Yes, the headline is a little misleading (not Tina’s fault, U.S. News is the one that created it), but it doesn’t mean what you are saying here either. It means that 67% fear something more than they fear Obama’s re-election. You can be scared of one thing, but be scared of something else even more.

McDuck on January 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

True. Statistically speaking on any given day there may be more people who are afraid of snakes than Obama’s re-election.

They key bit is, how many people even know this is an election year? Or who the candidates are, or even, God help us, who the president is now? But they all know what snakes are and whether they are afraid of them or not.

I would bet that a large percentage of the population hasn’t thought about the elections all that much. Even the “self-proclaimed” Republicans.

Lily on January 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM