A third term for Obama? Only 27 percent of voters would say 'yes'

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Just a few weeks ago at an address at the African Union headquarters, President Obama said that if he were allowed to run for a third term, he "could win." But now that the numbers are in from a recent Monmouth University poll, Obama's hypothetical conjecture looks all the more impossible. Now, Obama wasn't necessarily saying that he wanted to run again; he was just trying to prove a point to African leaders about stepping down when their terms are over. But, even if the Constitution did allow it, only 27 percent of registered voters would vote to reelect Obama.

Among his own Democratic Party, 43 percent said they would vote for someone other than Obama, as did a not-so-surprising 93 percent of Republicans. While these numbers don't matter all that much to Obama who, constitutionally, stands no chance at a third term, The Washington Post points out that these numbers are worthwhile for Hillary Clinton to note. If even 43 percent of Democrats want to vote for someone other than Obama, that signals people are clamoring for a change in the Oval Office. Because Clinton has served as Obama's secretary of state and has been largely supportive of his policies, The Washington Post posits that Obama's numbers could spell "bad news for Clinton's chances."

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