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Poll: 55% of Americans Say Obama One-Term President
« on: October 05, 2011, 12:32:03 AM »
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President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview on Monday that he is “absolutely” the underdog in the 2012 election, but said he remains confident he can win re-election.

He also told George Stephanopoulos that Republicans have been following an “extreme approach to governance,” and says that despite recent successes, America will always be vulnerable to another terrorist attack.

The president sat down with Stephanopoulos for the interview that streamed live on ABC News and Yahoo! News. Stephanopoulos referred to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll disclosing that 55 percent of Americans now believe Obama will be a one-term president.

Asked by Stephanopoulos if he believes he is now the underdog, Obama responded: “Absolutely. But I don’t mind. I’m used to being an underdog.
“But at the end of the day what people are going to say is, who’s got a vision for the future that can actually help ordinary families recapture that American dream?”

Stephanopoulos noted that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said last week that Obama doesn’t have the courage to lead and called him a “bystander” in the Oval Office and a “divider.”

Obama responded: “If the guy’s thinking of running for president, he’s going to say a lot of stuff. And I think in Republican primaries it’s probably going to poll pretty well.

“I don’t think the American people would dispute that at every step of the way I have done everything I can to try to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime, and each time all we’ve gotten from them is no.

“They’ve made a decision to follow what is a pretty extreme approach to governance.”

Matt Towery, a syndicated columnist and CEO of the nonpartisan polling firm Insider/Advantage, told Newsmax that claiming to be the underdog is “probably pretty smart on Obama’s part. He is the underdog. I think he has to understand his fate lies in two different rolls of the dice.

“First, the issue of the economy. If the economy doesn’t improve, his chances of re-election are very slim.

“Two, if the Republicans nominate an electable candidate. He’s banking on the possibility that they won’t choose someone with broad appeal to American voters. But the economy would still have to improve for him win in any case.

“Obama wants to be the underdog. He has no choice. I find his statement the smartest political thing he’s said in months. It’s a smart strategy.

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