Did America give Obama a mandate?

I often hear Obama and the Dems say that “Obama got a mandate from Americans” via the 2012 election. They usually say this when they’re trying to push through an unpopular policy.

I decided to Google the actual count of potential voters versus those that actually voted for Obama. Because the data comes from a couple of sources, the numbers don’t exactly match but they’re close.

  • 215 million people were eligible to vote
  • 153 million were registered to vote
  • 132 million votes were actually cast
  • 62 million voted for Obama
  • 59 million voted for Romney

That means that Obama was chosen by only 29% of eligible voters or 41% of registered voters. Thus, the data doesn’t support the Dems claims of “Americans gave Obama a mandate”. Remember that the next time you hear the Dems’ rhetoric.

No mandate for Obama

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