Two years into President Barack Obama’s second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration’s handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern U.S. president, a poll on Wednesday said.
In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found.
Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 percent saying Obama has been a better president than Bush and, 40 percent saying Obama is worse.
Most voters said Ronald Reagan, who served two terms in the 1980s, was the best president since 1945, the survey showed.
While I am no cheerleader for the George W. Bush era, I do believe that history will eventually make sure that he won’t be at the bottom of an barrel with The Lightbringer. Sadly for the country, it is almost impossible to imagine a scenario that sees President Obama greatly redeeming himself before the end of his presidency, especially now that he’s indicated he is ready to become even more executive action happy. He seems to make every decision on a whim, with almost no thought to the future.
Those of us who have to deal with his petulance in the future won’t remember that fondly.