US President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony to honor veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, November 11, 2013.

Obama’s poll numbers drop–again


American voters disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance by a margin of 54 to 39%–up from a 49-45% disapproval rating on Oct. 1, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday afternoon.

His approval rating has not dipped below 40% before. His lowest Quinnipiac score was a 55-41 percent disapproval on Oct. 6, 2011.

Men (58-37%), independents (63-30%), white voters (62-32%), senior citizens (59-36%), women (51-40%) and Hispanic voters (47-41%) all disapprove of Obama’s handling of the presidency. Democrats (79-14%) and black voters (75-15%) continue to strongly approve.

Obama rating as “honest and trustworthy” dipped from 54 to 44% in six weeks; and voters disapprove of his handling of health care by a 60-36% margin.

The disastrous rollout of the president’s health care system clearly hurt his standing. “American voters are divided 46 - 47% on whether Obama ‘knowingly deceived’ the public when he said people could keep their existing health insurance plans if they wished,” the Quinnipiac poll found. “Voters also support 73 - 20% extending the March 31, 2014 deadline for signing up for coverage without facing a penalty.”

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Obama's poll numbers drop--again