Harris Poll: 47 Percent of Voters Don't Think Obama Will Be Re-Elected

By Pete Winn | September 22, 2011 | 3:21pm EDT

President Barack Obama speaks at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall in New York, Tuesday, Sept., 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

(CNSNews.com) - Nearly half -- 47 percent -- of likely American voters say they do not think President Obama will win re-election, according to a new Harris Interactive poll released Thursday.

Another 23 percent, who were asked -- "If you had to say now, do you think that President Obama will be re-elected, or not?"-- said they were not sure.

But when asked if the election were held today, how likely it is they would vote for Obama – 53 percent of voters say they would be “unlikely” to do so.

Forty-seven (47) percent of those voters said it was “Very unlikely” they would vote for the current president – and 7 percent were “Somewhat unlikely.”

Only 39 percent of voters said they were likely to cast a ballot for Obama.

Broken down by political party – 21 percent of those who said they were unlikely to vote for Obama were Democrats – with 14 percent saying they were “Very unlikely.”

Among Republicans, 92 percent were “Unlikely” to vote for re-election. Only 6 percent of Republicans said they were “likely” to support Obama.

Broken down by political ideology – 85 of self-labeled conservatives, 45 percent of moderates and 23 percent of liberals said they were unlikely to vote to re-elect the president, according to Harris.

Ninety-four (94) percent also gave Congress negative ratings for doing its job – and 78 percent said the country is on the wrong track.

The Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, among 2,462 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online. The survey does not contain a margin of error.

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