"In a shocking new poll conducted by the Economist and YouGov.com, support for Barack Obama’s presidency among those who voted to put him in office is disturbingly low.

[Editorial comment: "disturbingly"? to whom? Statists?]

"Respondents were asked a simple question. “Do you regret voting for Barack Obama?” The results should be cause for concern for Obama and Democrats.

"The poll, as reported on by the Washington Examiner, has startling numbers which could be viewed as a clear indication of lack of support for Obama’s agenda from his base.

[Editorial comment: "startling" to whom? The clueless?]

Overall, 71 percent said yes, 26 percent no.
80 percent of whites said yes, 61 percent of blacks said no and 100 percent of Hispanics said yes.
84 percent of women said yes, and just 61 percent of men agreed.
55 percent of Democrats said yes, as did 71 percent of independents.

"While the poll did not find a significant number of disgruntled Obama voters wish they had voted for Romney, it did find that enough would have changed their vote, had they known then what they know now, to push Romney ahead of Obama in the polls by 3 million votes.