11. August 2011
United States president Barrack Obama needs to work hard if he wants to retain his coveted national position and continue his grin in the next few years by winning the 2012 elections. (Photo: gregcfuzion.wordpress.com)
United States president Barrack Obama need to work harder in his election campaign since a recent poll has shown that he has a big chance of losing his coveted post in the 2012 elections.
A survey conducted by USA Today has shown that 51 percent of Americans today believe Obama does not deserve re-election due to his lacklustre performance in handling the country’s economy. On the same survey it was also learned that only 47 percent of Americans he deserve to be given a second chance in his administration.
There is a however, a form of consolation on the same survey for Obama as he lead the survey 49 to 45 percent if he face a Republican in the next election. Among the contenders for the presidency in 2012, Republican and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the potential GOP field in this poll as he has in many national polls with 24 percent support.He’s followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry who received 17 percent support.
Moreover, in the same survey it was discovered that only 24 percent of Americans believe incumbent congressmen deserve re-election. Political experts said if Obama wants to get the mandate to serve his people for the second time his campaign team need to work harder and strategized well his political campaign next year.
Obama is the first African American to hold the office. He previously served as a United States senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review.
He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th district in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.
As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act in December 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act.
In foreign policy, he gradually withdrew combat troops from Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered enforcement of the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya, and issued a direct order to a small group of American military forces to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.