A new Quinnipiac poll shows Americans aren’t happy at all with President Obama’s handling of the economy, health care, or just about anything. They also don’t believe he’s competent. It’s a shame it took people so long to figure that out.
Here are some of the more interesting findings:
American voters give President Obama a negative 40 – 54 percent approval rating, compared to 41 – 53 percent January 8, and 38 – 57 percent December 10, indications that his plunge has leveled off.
But voters give Obama his lowest grades for their top priorities:
Negative 39 – 56 percent for his handling of the economy;
Negative 36 – 59 percent for his handling of healthcare;
Positive 48 – 41 percent for handling terrorism;
Negative 40 – 49 percent for foreign policy;
Negative 39 – 47 percent for handling Iran.
The economy is the number one issue for most of those polled, followed by health care. That could explain why people are so sour on his character and think he’s incompetent.
The Obama administration is not competent running the government, voters say 53 – 42 percent. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 45 percent say, while 47 percent say he is not paying attention.
The president’s character measures remain low:
46 percent say he is honest and trustworthy and 49 percent say he is not;
49 percent say he is a strong leader and 48 percent say he is not;
51 percent say he cares about their needs and problems and 46 percent say he does not. (Read More)
None of this bodes well for Democrats in November. Sean Trende believes 2014 could be even worse for Democrats than 2010 was.
As a general matter, the journalistic narrative hasn’t yet caught up with the deterioration of the Democrats’ political standing since the early summer. Polls showing tight Senate races in New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado and Michigan are met with surprise and disbelief. But they are exactly what we’d expect to see given the president’s national job approval rating. I think they’re accurate barometers of the state of the races. (Read More)
It’s amazing that so many Democrats continue to support the disastrous Obamacare they inflicted on us. They ought to be apologizing.