Dear Commons Community,
President Barack Obama’s approval rating is down to its “lowest point ever” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Just 39 percent of American voters approve of Obama’s job performance, down from 45 percent at the beginning of October. Fifty-four percent now disapprove.
For the first time, a majority thinks Obama is not “honest and trustworthy” — just 44 percent say he is, while 52 percent say he is not. Voters are about evenly split as to whether he has strong leadership qualities, and as to whether he “cares about the needs and problems of people like you.”
Trust in the federal government as a whole is also tied for a record low, with just 15 percent saying they trust politicians in Washington to do what is right most of the time or almost all of the time.
The Republicans can take little comfort in these results since a Huffington Post polling average puts the GOP’s favorable rating at just 28 percent,
In October, I posted about the incompetence of President Obama’s administration. The performances of a number of federal agencies (Department of Health and Human Services implementation of Affordable Care aka Obamacare Act, NSA surveillance, IRS scandal, US Dept. of Education rushing the Common Core Curriculum) have all been problematic and have shaken the confidence of the people in the President.