Poll: Obama’s Job Approval Sinks Again
March 5, 2014 - 3:08 pm
According to a new Fox News poll, President Obama’s approval rating has taken another hit. In February 2014 he stood at 42% approval; today he’s even lower.
For the first time in a Fox News poll, fewer than four voters in ten — 38 percent — approve of President Obama’s job performance. Fifty-four percent disapprove. Before now Obama’s worst job rating was 40-55 percent in November 2013. Last month 42 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved (February 2014).
Approval of Obama among Democrats stands at 71 percent, near its 69 percent record low (September 2013). For independents, 28 percent approve, which is also near the 25 percent all-time low among this group (July 2013). And approval of Obama among Republicans hits a new low of five percent.
Overall, a 59-percent majority thinks the White House has mostly failed at creating jobs, up from 52 percent who said the same in October 2012. Likewise, 56 percent feel it has failed on growing the economy. That’s also up from 52 percent.
The greatest erosion is on improving America’s image around the world — something Obama vowed to do once in office. In 2012, by a four percentage-point margin, voters felt the administration had failed to improve the country’s image. In the new poll that’s now a 26-point margin: 33 percent say mostly succeeded and 59 percent mostly failed.
There’s more bad poll news for Obama and the Democrats today. Rasmussen finds that just 28% of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction. Last week, 32% believed the country was headed in the right direction.