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Obama’s trustworthiness takes hit in new poll


For the first time in recent polling, a clear majority of the country has a negative view of President Obama’s trustworthiness.

More than half–53%–of Americans think the president is not honest, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released this week. And only four out of 10 individuals think Obama can manage the federal government effectively.

Fifty-six percent of the public says he is both not a person they “admire” and not agreeable on issues concerning the country.

More positively, though, 71% of the individuals polled said Obama is “likeable.”

With these numbers, “you’ve really lost control of your own political destiny,” Steve Schmidt, msnbc political analyst, said on Tuesday’s Morning Joe.


Obama's trustworthiness takes hit in new poll