Nearly half of his own base — 45 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents — want someone to challenge him for the Democratic nomination...The strategy for Obama is obvious: Make more liberals!
And, assuming he wins re-nomination, barely more than 1 in 3 voters, or 36 percent, said they'll definitely vote for him, while nearly half, 48 percent, said they'll definitely vote against him....
Among groups lining up against Obama early:
Whites, by a margin of 57-27
Those planning definitely to vote for him rather than against him:
- Men, 55-31
- Independents, 50-30
- Midwesterners, 51-35
- Southerners, 54-32
- Westerners, 47-41
- Minorities, by a margin of 57-28
- Northeasterners, 39-36
- Liberals, 74-17
November 24, 2010
According to a new McClatchy-Marist poll: