For the first time in his presidency, President Obama is viewed more negatively than favorably by the American people.
President Barack Obama is viewed more unfavorably than favorably for the first time in his presidency, according to a new poll.
In a Bloomberg poll released late Tuesday, 49 percent viewed Obama unfavorably compared with 47 percent who viewed him favorably, the first time he has seen a net unfavorability in Bloomberg’s polling during his presidency.
While the Republican Party is still viewed more unfavorably than Obama, 56 percent to 34 percent favorable, more people blame Obama for pursuing the wrong policies than Republicans for stymying the economy, 32 percent to 28 percent. Thirty percent of those surveyed said the recession is too severe for government to help it rebound.
Obama’s approval is also low in specific policy areas: On Syria, 53 percent disapproved of the way Obama handled the situation, and 51 percent disapproved of the way he has managed the nation’s reputation in the world.
Only 38 percent approved of Obama’s handling of the economy, and 39 percent approved of his handling of health care, his signature domestic issue.
Considering his handling of health care is so dismal, how much would Republicans gain in favorability by heading down to the Senate floor and joining their colleague Ted Cruz in a lengthy discussion of just how much Americans despise Obamacare?