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71% (55% Democrats) Regret Voting For Obama

From the Washington Examiner:

Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats ‘regret’ voting for his re-election

By Paul Bedard | FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Over seven in 10 Obama voters, and 55 percent of Democrats, regret voting for President Obama’s reelection in 2012, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll…

The poll asked those who voted for Obama’s reelection a simple question: “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?”

Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no.
— 80 percent of whites said yes, 61 percent of blacks said no and 100 percent of Hispanics said yes.
84 percent of women said yes, and just 61 percent of men agreed.
55 percent of Democrats said yes, as did 71 percent of independents.

What’s this? 39% of blacks and 100% of Hispanics, 84% or women and 71% of independents say they regret voting for Obama?

Still, given the choice of Obama versus Romney, Obama supporters said they would stick with their guy, 79 percent to 10 percent for Romney.

Said the poll: “In YouGov research conducted from February 6th-7th, we went about it in a slightly different way, asking people who voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama whether they would do it again. We found an ostensibly similar picture: 90 percent of people who voted for Romney would do it again, compared to only 79 percent of Obama voters who would.

“Clearly Romney fares better, although he had fewer voters to begin with. As a proportion of the voters each of them actually received in 2012 (66 million for Obama and 61 million for Romney), the GOP candidate ends up with 55 million votes retained to Obama’s 52 million. Not exactly a wipeout…"

Yes, but it is yet another poll that shows if the election were held today Romney would win.


This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “71% (55% Democrats) Regret Voting For Obama”

  1. Right of the People says:

    All this is well and good but when it comes time to elect another president the libtards and welfare bunnies will vote with their emotions, not their heads. We need a strong candidate that even the libtards might and I stress might like enough to vote for. Alas I don’t see any Ronnie Reagans out there. Sigh!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    I doubt this poll. I doubt all polls. That’s because .. what? The polling says I’m wrong to doubt polls..? Gee, that was a pretty quick poll.

    • captstubby says:

      gbj, What is your Margin of Error?


      Margin of error is a measurement of the accuracy of the results of a survey.

      For instance, consider a margin of error listed as plus or minus 3% (or ± 3%) with a 95% level of confidence. That means there is a 95% chance that the responses of the target population as a whole would fall somewhere within 3% more or 3% less than the responses of the sample. That is a 6% spread. For any one specific question, the margin of error could be greater or less than 3%.

      To put it another way…

      When a survey is reported to have a margin of error ± 3% at a 95% level of confidence, it says simply, if the same survey were to be conducted over and over for 100 times, the resulting data from each of the 100 times would be within 3 percentage points above or below the percentage reported in 95 of the 100 surveys.

      An example

      Suppose you are a political candidate and you pay a polling firm to survey potential voters. You want to know whether people will vote for you.

      The polling firm conducts a survey. Analysis of the resulting data shows 50 percent of the respondents will vote for you. The polling firm tells you the margin of error is ± 3% with a confidence level of 95%.

      This tells you, if the same survey were to be conducted 100 times, most of time the percentage of people who say they will vote for you will range between 47 and 53 percent. How much is most of the time? In this example, 95 percent of the time.

      Size Margin
      of Error
      2,000 2%
      1,500 3%
      1,000 3%
      900 3%
      800 3%
      700 4%
      600 4%
      500 4%
      400 5%
      300 6%
      200 7%
      100 10%
      50 14%
      Assuming a 95% confidence level
      Sample size

      Margin of error decreases as the sample size increases.

      As the number of people surveyed goes up, the margin of error goes down.

      As you can see in the table at right, a very small sample of 50 respondents has a ± 14% margin of error while a large sample of 2,000 has a margin of error of ± 2%.

      The size of the entire group being surveyed – the population – does not matter, assuming the population is larger than the sample.

      Notice that, by doubling the sample from 1,000 to 2,000, the margin of error only decreases from ± 3% to ± 2%. Of course, doubling the sample increases the time and cost of a survey.

      Level of confidence

      You see it only infrequently, but media organizations should report the confidence level along with the margin of error so consumers can better judge the results of a survey.

      A 95% level of confidence is the polling industry standard.

      What would happen if the survey results had only a 90% level of confidence, which could be obtained less expensively with a smaller sample than needed to rise to a 95% level of confidence.
      To obtain a ± 3% margin of error at a 90% level of confidence, the required sample size would be 750.
      To obtain a ± 3% margin of error at a 95% level of confidence, the required sample size would be 1,000.
      While it would cost less to conduct the 90% survey, you would have less confidence in the results.

      Ar this point, you may be able to see how media consumers can become confused over the validity of a survey when only the margin of error is reported.


      Validity is the extent to which a survey measures the opinions it sets out to measure and the extent to which inferences made on the basis of the survey are appropriate and accurate.


  3. evansj42 says:

    The bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old (mature/grown up) he will not depart from it.” Progressives have been training our children for near sixty years so that when they grow up, most don’t depart from it. That’s why progressives can believe in idiotic crap and not blink an eye. Global warming, sure. Minimum wage at 10 to 15 and hour, sure. Elect an incompetent boob, sure he cares for us. The fact that everything he does is killing your civil rights, your financial future and general well-being well, they can’t see that. Guns, THE HORROR. NO GUNS!!! Again the people who could really use them have been TRAINED to abhor them, and when they get older/grow into adulthood they don’t depart from it. Our children have been TRAINED in the ways of progressive-ism and when they grow to adults, they generally don’t depart from it. This man should never have sniffed the inside of the state capitol of Illinois much less the white house. But, our adults have been TRAINED in the way they should go and are not departing from it. When our country was founded, children were trained in critical thinking. Now they are TRAINED to learn progressive dogma. We use to learn to read by phonics but now the look say method which assures that the person learning to read will probably have deficits in reading, thus deficits in understanding/comprehension. Why else would we have high functional illiteracy rates after 12 YEARS of going to school.

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