The conservative polling outlet WPA has found nearly 67 percent of Democrats would choose to cancel the 2016 presidential election between Clinton and Trump and see Obama serve a third term before voting in the Clinton administration.
Only 28 percent said they’re ready to move on from the Obama White House, while 6 percent are undecided.
The Hill reported that Obama is enjoying a surprisingly strong approval rating for a president serving out the final months of his second term.
A Washington Post-ABC News survey released this week found Obama’s net approval rating approaching 80 points in positive territory among Democrats. Former President Bill Clinton was at about 60 points positive within his own party at this point in 2000, while former President George W. Bush was under 40 with Republicans.
At the same time, a Gallup survey from April found Clinton’s net approval rating among Democrats hitting a new low. She had a 63-point net positive approval rating last November. That plummeted to only 36 points in April.
“The results should give pause to the Hillary Clinton campaign as Democratic respondents clearly prefer the status quo to a Clinton presidency,” a memo from WPA said.
Clinton is looking to unite Democrats behind her campaign after a bitterly fought primary against Bernie Sanders.
There was good news for Clinton on this front in The Washington Post survey released this week, which found Sanders supporters moving quickly behind Clinton over Trump.
The WPA survey of 384 registered Democrats was conducted between June 22 and 27 and has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.