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I think a Barack Obama/Mitt Romney race would be an interesting one to watch. I think they both have a strong presence and will easily convince Americans of their leadership skills. However, I predict President Obama will get another term in the White House. He has so much left to accomplish.
If the 2012 election for president were being held today, who would you vote for? The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute asked some 2300 registered voters this very question last week, and President Barack Obama topped all leading Republican hopefuls.
According the poll released today, Obama hits the 50 percent mark against every candidate but former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a hypothetical matchup between Obama and Romney, 47 percent say they’d vote for Obama, while 41 percent say they’d go with Romney.
The survey also found Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann surging in the polls. The newcomer now trails Romney 25-14 percent in a hypothetical 2012 Republican primary. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has 12 percent of the vote, followed by Texas Governor Rick Perry with ten percent.
Do these statistics surprise you? Who are you backing in 2012? Do you think there’s a chance Republicans will take over the White House?
Why is no one talking about the Republicans vocalizing their desire that President Obama failed when he was first elected. I wonder if that plays a role in their resistance!!!
David from Harlem
the republicans are out of touch with the American people and they do not have our interests in mind...perfect example...the marriage equality vote in ny...60 % of ny'ers were in favor yet the republicans voted along party lines and not according to the wishes of the people that put them in office...it's very sad
Frank from Staten Island
I respect you a lot but i don't know if you'll say this on the air, there is a youtube video from june 2008 where obama talks about veterans and says "my father served in WW2" his dad was 3 yrs old when the war start in 39. why have no major media outlets mentioned this once? how can anyone vote for someone who lied so blatantly?
Kings highway brooklyn
If the election were today I would vote for Ron Paul. I voted for Obama in 2008, and feel duped. People can blame Bush all they want, but Obama has done nothing to change. I see Obama and Bush as the same side of the coin. Im voting for freedom, and liberty. Im voting for Dr Paul.
I voted for Obama last election and I would vote for him again. I think that he is doing what he can with what he has. He told us when he was running for president it would take at least 10 years till we saw any improvement and we have already started to see small improvements in some states. I think that everybody needs to get off of his back and let him do his job.
Jasmine, Staten Island
I would definitely vote for Obama again, hands down! We haven't had a president that spoke for the common man for the longest while. He is doing the best he can in trying to clean up 8 years of disaster in 4 years, give him another 4 years and he will leave U.S in good condition.
Welna from Brooklyn
The last election the nation voted the Dem's out of power, but not in NY ( the New York Times. CNN ) Union socialists States. Plus California and some other little North of New York. They are living in a delusional world, compare to the rest of the nation. But in the next election the rest of the Dems, and CNN or ( Communists Nazi network) will be voted out thank God
Frank, Auburn NY
Who would I vote for? Ron Paul because I'm not a sheep.
The develope of Photoshop already went public that Obama's long form birth certificate released via white house website was forged. A xerox copy has multiple art layers?! Sure.
Wake up. Debt ceiling?! How about it's illegal under the Constitution.
Federal Reserve, a private institution printing money and then loaning it back to the USA at principle + interest?! It's called illegal. The wars in libya, Yemen, iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan...it's called ILLEGAL.
I'm sorry if the sheep can not get through the cloud of main stream media hype. Hmm. Associated Press- Reuters...owned by Rothschild. Name a few more media empires whose majority shareholders consist of Rothschild puppets?
Please. Wake up. Obama promises $40 billion to Israel over the next 10 years?!!! A nation that has numerous human rights abuses, apartheid in Palestine, undeclared nuclear weapons?!!! Israel is inte top 15% of GDP for all nations on CIA's own website! Where is America? The bottom.
Instead of working with Obama for the betterment of the country....The Republicans/congress have been fighting against him every step of the way. How can he possible be blamed for the current deficit or turn it around in 3 years! And more importantly, since Obama became president every Republican had an opinion, where were all those opinions when Bush was the President.
And for the Union Sq caller, you're complaining about a raise at work...shame on you, you should consider yourself lucky to still be employed!
Old people want their Social security but yet most of them will put another Billion air Republican in office. People wake up Republicans can careless about the weak and people who need the most.
I am Ethiopian-American from Bronx. I voted for Obama in 2008 but now we need a republican. Over 50,000 Ethiopians in DC and NYC voted for Obama for his pro-democracy promises in Africa, but he totally betrayed his words. He has not withdrawn troops from Iraq as he promised. But instead got us involved in more wars. I might vote for Michele and a woman needs a chance to govern now that we had an Afro-American already. Most of all, i am sickened that my state has allowed gay marriage under Obama watch. What's next? Group marriages & marriage between human & animals?
I want the head of the DOT to run for President because this way we would have bike lanes all the way to Los Angeles.
In my opinion, none of the candidates are qualified to run this country.
Obama has put this country in worst position. Both sides are doing a terrible job in running this country.
The republicans never come up with a good candidate.
I will not vote for Obama.
Although I voted for President Obama in the last election, I would not vote for Obama again because he has threatened not to send out Social Security checks out on Aug 2nd to senior citizens, the vetrans and people on disability, if Congress fails to agree to raise the national debt! Meanwhile he continues to send millions of dollars in aid foreign nations' military such as Pakistan, etc. This proves that he has done nothing whatsoever to improve our economy! And I have not gotten a raise at work in the last three years!!! So I would vote for the best Republican running candidate!
Imagine a republican was our current president....would new york still say he needs another term? The dems answer to every question is.....blame the previous administration. Too funny.
My hat is always off to any person who seriously wants what I consider to be the hardest job on the planet...President of the United states of America. I will vote for Obama because he has done what I consider to be a fine job and he needs another 4 years before everyone realizes that he is a great choice and looking for what is in the Country's best interest. I do not feel the Republicans have a serious chance though eventually they will have a solid front runner to challenge for the office.
My heart and prayers go out to the family of Leibby Kletzky.
Kips Bay, Manhattan
If he isn't re-elected, then the country we Baby boomers grew up in has effectively ended and with it, our concept of the American Dream.
Kenn from Bayside
The bottom line is..Obama came in 2 a mess that was created by the Republicans in the first place..Republicans are only for the rich and like someone said earlier, Obama came in to a big mess, we should give him a chance 2 finish cleaning it up..OBAMA HAS MY VOTE WITHOUT QUESTION!!!
As of today, I'm still supporting Obama, because, on the whole, I think he's doing a good job with the tools and the people he has, and I don't think we should change horses when the stream is threatening to crest. And, for Republicans, Romney may be one of the few credible alternatives.
But Bachmann? I don't think so. Not only is she a lightweight, but she's become a total joke since the revelation that her "family's business," her husband's so-called "therapy" clinic, is little more than a tax and insurance-supported evangelical ministry that advises gay patients to "pray away" their homosexuality.
With Jerry Fallwell in the great beyond and Anita Bryant on the dung-heap of history, do we really need this kind of nonsense in the national political discussion? Just sayin'.
Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn
I would vote for the re-election of Obama.
The Republicans are doing everything to make his life miserable. They are racist and can't wait to put a white man back in the White House.
St. George, Staten Island
MY CANDIDATE IS THE PERSON THAT SAVES THE INCANDESCENT BULB. IT BECOMES THAT SIMPLE FOR ME.
THOSE C.F.L. BULBS WILL POISON THE ENVIRONMENT WITH ITS MERCURY CONTENT ETC. AND THE LOSS OF JOBS HERE, INSTEAD, GOING TO CHINA.
SO, IF THE IS A LIGHT BULB CANDIDATE THAT WILL HELP KEEP JOBS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN ADDITION HELP THE ENVIRONMENT, I WILL VOTE FOR THAT PERSON.
JOE, BAY TERRACE
I am very unhappy with both. Don't forget it was Romney who mandated health insurance or fine it is unconstitutional on it face and that is my point instead of protecting ones rights they are constantly seeking ways that take these rights away. Look Skinner's look of what they have done, vote nor neither. Get a candidate that is worthy of running for office not a lawyer enough of the control freaks, enough, sophistry is sophistry stay away from it. Put your average Joe in the white house who has a keen sense of the people he protects and the protections thereof. That is what you do Skinner's that is what you do, all of you do and don't worry about what the other guy is doing it is none of your business just know what you do. If you are not happy get a stay of the election based on that very reason. Do not, do not put a lawyer anywhere where there is power for, for sure he will grab and snatch it from you.
Will vote for Obama, hands down. I fee like he needs to be a little gutsier in some areas and to reevaluate his educational policies, but otherwise, I'm all in.
I think Romney will hang in until the election (but will lose) & Bachman will fall away well before - she's a tea party flash in the pan. Palin is a spectacle and nothing else. I wish the media would top covering her every utterance and outing; it gives her a falsely inflated profile.
Upper West Side
I would vote for Bill Clinton or Elliot Spitzer - who cares about their personal life - its how effectively they do their work that matters.
We need someone that will bring peace and prosperity.
Esmerelda, East Village, NYC
Judging by recent events in New York politics and how quickly things can change, nothing is ever itched in concrete when it comes to politics. It's too early to predict anything at this present time. What you have now is a snapshots of how things are trending in the world of politics. To use that as a yardstick or barometer to postulate about 2012 is political fantasy.
At the moment, I’d vote for Ron Paul for President and his son Rand Paul for VP. The last President that I liked was Thomas Jefferson.
Port Richmond, SI
The Republican Party is an anachronism wrapped in a vestige. We are where we are because of their delusional policies that have no basis in reality and although I wish Obama was more of a fighter and more LIBERAL there is only one candidate that can steer a clear course through troubled waters we all face as a nation, He is outstanding as a leader of all the people and I do not trust any Republican especially Palin, Bachmann and Romney who channels Nixon. Lets not forget that Obama's quiet confidence caught & put that bearded barbarian where he belongs in Davy Jones's Locker/PRAISE THE LORD/Apogize to the Sharks. I not only would vote for our President I would give him more terms after amending the Constitution.
I'm planning on not voting -- I don't have any confidence in Obama ability as president, and won't vote for a Republican. And when you add in the fact that my congressman is Charlie Rangel, who should have been out of office and in jail long ago . . . why would I vote next year? I may go to the polls, but won't cast a ballot.
Upper West Side
I am backing Obama no matter what.
He inherited a mess and is trying to straighten it out but its not easy or managable since the Republican party spends all their monies through people like Glenn Beck to tear Obama down. The devil will never prevail!!!!
I would vote for Palin. I don’t follow the polls.
Remember even if she did leave her job as Governor she didn’t collect a paycheck
like Clinton, McCain and Obama did.
This is an easy one. Obama.
And when Bloombucks finally exits, I do wish Liz Krueger would take over.
Liz in Sunnyside
OBAMA – Not only do people apparently expect him to undo over 8 years of extreme abuses in no time by “waiving some magic wand,” the Republican Party has taken the tack of obstructionism as policy because they want more than anything to see this administration fail – and then be able to turn around and blame Obama for the failure to accomplish anything. They are a bunch of spoiled, sore losers who got too used to having everything their way for too long and now care only about winning, irrespective of the best interests of this country and its people.
I’m disappointed in Obama because I think he’s been a wimp; he got elected by clear mandate of the American people and he’s spent the past 2 ½ years “pussy-footing” around trying to appease a bunch of flamingly hypocritical, infantile, ignorant clowns who couldn’t care less about what’s right for the country, even if they had the intelligence and knowledge base to figure it out.
New York, NY
When do things stop being Bush's fault?
Unemployment is 9.2%. More homes are in foreclosure, than are being sold. Diplomatic ties with our staunchest allies are being strained (Israel.) Obama's trips to Africa, and Puerto Rico, served no other purpose than to drum up support from the Hispanic and African-American population... on our dime. Obama has been campaigning for re-election since he took office, pandering to the frequently self-imposed indigent, who enjoy the multi-generational gravy train. White, black, oriental, hispanic... it doesn't matter.
Let's steal from the rich, to give to the poor. Everyone should pay their fair share, not a disproportionate amount just becaiuse they've worked hard to acquire it. Don't reward the lazy by penalizing the rich. We need to strengthen our borders, not open them up. We need to assure a safe food supply, and good roads and infrastructure, not tell people what they MUST buy, such as Obamacare.
While I am unhappy with some of Obama's decisions, such as the financial bail-out and his reversal on his social security promise while a presidential candidate; I would still vote for his re-election. My reasons are many. But, primarily, my reasons have more to do with the dishonesty, fecklessness, and absolute selfishness of the republican party; especially so with the tea party, whose only interest is in social engineering. When republicans-and the democrats who agree with them- discuss the nation's need to share sacrifice, they seem to only mean the most vulnerable in our society. They certainly do not seem to feel that multinational corporations should share in this sacrifice. Before politicians begin to restructure social security; which, by the way, adds nothing to the so-called "debt crisis," and is solvent through 2025; perhaps they should turn their attention to restructuring the tax code; withdrawing our military from 3 wars; overhauling a very corrupt electorial system; investing in public education; making healthcare available for all; and so forth.
If the current crop of republicans are so truly concerned about helping the citizens who elected them, why are republican governors, such as Christie in New Jersey, refusing federal funding for jobs creation? And he is not alone. Clearly, republican candidates are more interested in winning the 2012 presidential election, than helping this administration assist needy Americans now. Populist rhetoric will not pull us out of this depression.
to the viewers who think that Obama is looking out for the common man, just look at the unemployment rate, record food stamp usage, and the debt that our children will have to pay off for the rest of their lives, meanwhile his donor money comes from his" fat cat friends" on wall street. He constantly attacks the coal industry, private planes industry etc, who do you think works at these companies, the common man. he is a incompetent left wing ideologue with his own priorities.
Obama threatens that social security checks will not go out! this is disgusting, There is a slush fund for SS always! He can't touch it!
I would vote for Obama because he's trying so hard to fix the problems that President Bush & the Republicans created. Obama 100% Of The Way :)
Joey from Staten Island