If they could, most Democrats would reelect Obama over Clinton

If they could, most Democrats would reelect Obama over Clinton
Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

[Ed. – It’s that bad.]

President Obama has received higher approval ratings in his final year than he has for most of his presidency. While most voters  expect Hillary Clinton to continue many of his policies if she wins, a sizable majority of her current supporters would vote for Obama instead if the rules allowed it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 70% of Likely U.S. Voters who support Clinton in the election say they’d vote for Obama if it was a legal option. Just 11% of Republican Donald Trump’s voters agree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Among all Likely Voters, 41% say that if Obama was legally allowed to run for a third term in office, they would vote for him over Clinton and Trump. Just over half (52%) still say they would not vote for him in that case.

Earlier this year before the presidential nominees were decided, 31% said they would vote for Obama if he legally could seek a third term, but twice as many (62%) said they would not support him.  Those findings were little changed from last year after Obama commented about winning a third term in a speech in Africa.

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