Obama admits getting re-elected is difficult 'with name like Barack Hussein Obama'
Washington, May 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he feels their is a prejudice among some American voters, particularity over the issue of his ethnicity, and believes this will make it difficult for him to win re-election.
When asked how close he expected November presidential election to be, Obama told ABC News that 'when your name is Barack Obama, it's always tight.'
"I think it's going to be tight because the fact of the matter is, the country has gone through a very difficult time, the worst financial crisis, the worst economic crisis, since the 1930s," The Telegraph quoted Obama, as saying.
After a host noted that his full name was 'Barack Hussein Obama,' he repeated this twice, stressing the middle name that has led conspiracy theorists to claim erroneously that he is secretly Muslim.
The remarks appeared to be a rare admission by Obama that four years after he became the first black US president, his ethnicity continues to repel some American voters.
Meanwhile, a CBS News/New York Times poll indicated that Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, had overtaken Obama and now led by 46 per cent to 43. (ANI)
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