Obama approval at record low: Fox News Poll

Obama approval at record low: Fox News Poll
Thu Mar 6, 2014 11:31:14

US President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit a record low, according to a Fox News poll.

A majority of respondents said the president’s administration has failed at growing the economy, creating jobs, improving healthcare and America’s image in the world, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

According to the poll based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,002 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide, only 38 percent approved of President Obama’s job performance, with 54 percent disapproving.

Obama’s worst job rating was 40-55 percent in November 2013. In February, 42 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved.

The new poll shows that Obama got low marks on foreign policy, with just 33 percent approving of his job. That was down 6 point from their poll in December.

Approval of Obama among Democrats stood at 71 percent, near its 69 percent record low in September 2013, the poll found. Approval of the president among Republicans hit a new low of five percent.

On creating jobs, a 59-percent majority thinks the administration has mostly failed, up from 52 percent who said the same in October 2012.

Fifty-six percent said the White House has also failed on growing the economy, up from 52 percent.

According to the poll, 33 percent said the administration mostly succeeded in improving America’s image around the world, while 59 percent said it mostly failed.

On healthcare, 36 percent of respondents thought the Obama’s team has improved it, while 57 percent said it has failed to do so.

Finally, the poll asks if things are better since Obama became president. Just 34 percent of voters think the country is better off compared to five years ago, while most -- 60 percent -- disagree. In September 2012, some 45 percent thought the country was better off compared to before Obama took office. Fifty-seven percent of Democrats say the country is better off today, down from 81 percent who felt that way in 2012.


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