In an interview with former chief strategist David Axelrod, Barack Obama claimed he would have won a third term.
He boasted that his vision of America is supported by a majority of the people and he could have mobilized them to his cause.
However, the American people had already actually sent a message – and Obama won’t want to hear it.
In July of 2015, Rasmussen polled Americans on if they would like to see a third Obama term.
Just 30 percent of Americans said they would vote for Obama for a third term.
Rasmussen reports on their poll:
“In a recent speech criticizing African political leaders who stay too long in office, President Obama said he could win a third term if he ran for president again but acknowledged that U.S. law does not allow it. Could Obama win again?
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the president if he ran for a third term. Sixty-three percent (63%) would not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Most Democrats (57%) would vote to give Obama a third term. Ninety-three percent (93%) of Republicans, 68% of voters not affiliated with either major party – and 32% of Democrats – would not.”
While some may claim this poll is old, the events of the election have proven Obama wrong.
Hillary Clinton campaigned for his third term.
And Obama made the election a referendum on his legacy.
Trump pointed this out in two tweets, saying it was Obama whom the American people rejected.
President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
All of Obama’s policies were on the ballot in November.
Hillary Clinton eliminated all daylight between here and the Obama administration on foreign policy, Obamacare, and open borders.
In fact, Obama himself told one audience his own legacy was on the line.
Trump even made that a campaign theme too and constantly hammered Clinton for running on a platform of “more of the same”.
Trump also flipped 200 counties that twice voted for Barack Obama.
And he did so largely on his “America First” platform.
A key flashpoint was the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between the United States and 12 nations in Asia.
Obama fully backed the deal while Trump claimed it would erode the middle class by shipping jobs overseas and gutting the paychecks of working Americans.
On November 8th, the American people officially measured the full effect of the Obama agenda – and rejected four more years of it.