We all have regrets after making purchases: some of us wish we never bought that vehicle, others wish they never bought that house. Well, the same thing can be applied to our voting habits.
According to a new Economist/YouGov.com poll, a strong majority of Americans who voted for President Obama in the 2012 election now admit that it was a mistake doing so. The results show that 71 percent of voters wish they never did.
The dissatisfaction over President Obama isn’t just among Republicans. The survey found that 55 percent of Democrats regret voting for the incumbent and 71 percent of independents share the same sentiment.
In the end, if the election were held again today then former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be declared the winner and the 45th president of the United States.
“Clearly Romney fares better, although he had fewer voters to begin with.” notes the Economist. “As a proportion of the voters each of them actually received in 2012 (66 million for Obama and 61 million for Romney), the GOP candidate ends up with 55 million votes retained to Obama’s 52 million.”
It’s indeed a case of voter’s remorse.