Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Obama Approval Rating Hits Another All-Time Low

President Barack Obama's job approval among Americans dropped to another new low of 38% while 57% of Americans disapprove of the president.  Obama also lost ground with young voters where he now gets a 49% disapproval rating among voters 18 to 29-years-old with only 41% approving of the president.  
 

The president's job approval compares to a negative 39% - 54% score in a November 12 survey conducted by the independent Quinnipiac University.


Today, Obama gets negative scores of 6 to 92 percent among Republicans, 30 to 62 percent among independent voters, 31 to 64 percent among men, 44 to 49 percent among women and 29 to 65 among white voters. Approval is 76 to 18 percent among Democrats and 85 to 9 percent among black voters.


American voters say 41 to 38 percent that they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time this year the Democrats come up on the short end of this generic ballot.  Independent voters back Republican candidates 41 to 28 percent. Voters also say 47 to 42 percent that they would like to see Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate and the House. Independent voters go Republican 50 to 35 percent for each.


"A rousing chorus of Bah! Humbug! for President Barack Obama as American voters head into the holidays with little charitable to say about the president," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.


"President Obama could be pretty lonely during his last two years in office if voters decide they want Republican majorities in the House and Senate."


American voters disapprove 74 to 19 percent of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job and disapprove 67 to 27 percent of Democrats in Congress.


President Obama is not honest and trustworthy, American voters say 52 to 44 percent and is not a strong leader, voters say 51 to 47 percent. Voters are divided 48 to 49 percent on whether Obama cares about their needs and problems.