WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama remains vastly popular with voters who gave him the White House in 2008, but just two thirds now say they will back Democrats in key elections two weeks away, according to a poll out Tuesday.
The CBS News survey found 82 percent of those who cast ballots for Obama two years ago approved of the job he has done as president, while 67 percent said they would vote for Democrats in the November 2 mid-term contest.
Overall, eight percent said they would vote for Republicans, while 21 percent said they were uncertain, according to the poll, which had an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points.
Among independents, the swing voters who often decide US elections, 42 percent said they would back Democrats, 12 percent said they would vote Republican, and 38 percent said they could still be persuaded.
Answer by PestPatti at 2:57 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Interesting contrast from Gallup
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I am registering indy and will vote for the best candidate for each position in my opinion regardless of their political party.
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