Gallup is out with an interesting poll question asked of Democrats.
Who would you prefer be the Democratic nominee for President in 2012?
The pollster informs us, “If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were to challenge President Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012, she would currently have the support of 37% of Democrats nationally, while 52% would support Obama . . . Obama’s strengths among Democrats in the hypothetical matchup with Clinton lie with college graduates and liberals, the latter of whom make up about 36% of this sample of 859 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. Clinton does better among less well-educated Democrats and bests Obama among conservatives, who make up 22% of Democrats. Clinton does slightly better among women than among men.”
The 37 number is less surprising than the 52 number. Barely half of Democrats are certain they want Obama running for reelection in 2012?
Just as amazing as Obama’s poor support from the base is the simple fact that this question was even asked.
You know a presidency isn’t going as well as expected when major independent polling organizations are asking the public if you should be ousted.