President Obama officially jumped back into politics last week ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. By berating Republicans and President Trump during a speech at the University of Illinois, the former President is trying to get voters to the polls in November.
“As a fellow citizen I’m here to deliver a simple message and that is that you need to vote, because our democracy depends on it,” Obama said. “Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different, the stakes really are higher.”
But according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports, voters aren’t exactly thrilled Obama is back.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to vote for a candidate whom Obama campaigns for, while 36% say they are less likely. Twenty-four percent (24%) feel an Obama endorsement has no impact on their vote.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats say they are more likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Obama, while 57% of Republicans are less likely to vote for such a candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either political party, 26% say more likely, 36% say less likely and 35% say about the same.
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