Washington DC, Aug 29, 2011. There is some bad news for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, as a significant portion of his own party are becoming disillusioned with his performance.
A new poll by CNN and ORC International finds that 27 percent of Democrats would like to see their party nominate a candidate other than Barack Obama for president in 2012.
In response to the question, "Do you think the Democratic party should renominate Barack Obama as the party's candidate for president in 2012, or do you think the Democratic party should nominate a different candidate for president in 2012?" 72 percent said they wanted to see Obama renominated.
But this means that 27 percent, slightly more than one in every four, said they wanted to see Democrats nominate a different candidate. One percent had no opinion.
The poll was taken August 24-25. In a survey taken in early August, 28 percent of Democrats said they wanted a different candidate. Polls taken in July and before showed Obama in a stronger position, with no more than 22 percent saying they preferred a different candidate. The current poll is based on interviews with 463 Democrats and has a margin of error of 4.5 percent.
This new poll is just another indication of Democratic unhappiness with the president, but it does not mean that President Obama will face a challenge in his party's primaries.
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Even if President Obama gets the nomination, which he almost certainly will, there is a real chance that some of these disillusioned Democrats might vote Republican in 2012.
Considering the small margin of his victory in 2008 (53% to 47%) a shift of just a few percent of his voters could be very significant.