SOURCE: BIGresearch


January 27, 2010 13:42 ET

American Pulse™: 47.9% Say They Would Vote for Someone Other Than Obama

Voter Discontent With Congress; 13% Plan to Re-Elect Incumbent Congressperson

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Almost half (47.9%) of registered voters say that if the Presidential election were held today they would vote for someone other than President Obama, according to the latest American Pulse survey of over 5,000 Americans. 37.1% would vote to re-elect him while 15% are undecided (65.1% of those undecided are Democrats and Independents). Less than stellar grades regarding campaign promises he made on reforming healthcare, job creation and transparency could be some of the reasons why people are currently less likely to vote for President Obama than they are for someone else.

What grade would you give President Obama for his efforts regarding each of his following campaign promises?: (Registered Voters)

                                Create millions   Be the most
              National health   of jobs           transparent
              Insurance reform  through stimulus  President in history
A  Excellent   7.4%              6.2%             10.9%
B  Good       21.7%             12.3%             19.9%
C  Fair       26.2%             22.4%             25.2%
D  Poor       19.4%             21.0%             13.7%
F  Failure    25.3%             38.1%             30.3%

Further, it appears that Democrats on Capitol Hill have their work cut out for them if they hope to maintain majorities in the House and Senate come November. Regarding Congressional seats up for election, 13.1% of registered voters plan to re-elect their incumbent, 33.5% plan to vote for someone new and over half (50.4%) are undecided.

There also seems to be some uncertainty in the Democratic Party; over half of the party's registered voters are undecided about how they will vote.

Regarding Congressional seats up for election in November, do you plan on re-electing the incumbent representative or voting in someone new?

              Registered        Registered        Registered
              Republican        Democratic        Independent
              Voters            Voters            Voters
Incumbent     10.2%             19.7%              9.5%
Someone new   44.5%             24.3%             37.7%
Undecided     44.0%             53.5%             50.2%
I don't vote   1.3%              2.5%              2.6%

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About American Pulse™

The American Pulse™ Survey is collected online by BIGresearch every month exclusively utilizing Survey Sampling International's (SSI) U.S. panel covering topics such as politics, pop culture and the economy. Over 5,000 respondents participate, providing greater insights and accuracy of +/- 1%.

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