New Poll Has The Worst News Yet For Obama

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President Barack Obama’s disapproval rating hit an all-time high of 55 per cent in a new poll from Quinnipiac University, and in the most troubling poll news for Obama to date, independent voters disapprove of Obama’s job performance by a 56-38 margin.

Approval of Obama’s handling of the economy — certain to be the most significant issue in the coming election — hit another record low at 32 per cent, with 64 per cent disapproving.

Additionally, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the country is in a recession, with little confidence the economy will recover anytime soon.

A full 43 per cent of Americans trust congressional Republicans on the economy, compared to 41 per cent for Obama. The results are a statistical tie — the first time Obama has not led on the issue ever. This is particularly telling given that just 23 per cent of Americans approve of congressional Republicans’ job performance.

If Obama were to be reelected, just 29 per cent of Americans say the economy will get better, compared to 36 per cent saying it will get worse and 31 saying it will stay the same.

The only good news for Obama is that 51 per cent of Americans still blame President George W. Bush for the state of the economy — but that percentage is in steady decline going into the election year.

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