44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else. Obama faces a 44-52 deficit among both all Americans and registered voters, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Tuesday. Four percent had no opinion.Those numbers are just a little worse than those thee poll found on Mr. Obama's approval rating. 49 percent voiced approval of Mr. Obama's job performance, while 50% oppose him. What must be admitted is that the 2012 election is mor than 32 months away, an aeon in politics, it doesn't bode well for this November. Another factor that must be weighed is that it seems to be an anti-incumbent, or perhaps an anti-fiscal irresponsibility wave rising with voters. But,
at least one retiring lawmaker is confident Obama will sail to reelection, with Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) predicting Monday the president would win "overwhelmingly" in 2012.Now there's a ringing endorsement if I ever heard one.