A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling immigration and gun control, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, despite the popularity of immigration reform.
Fifty percent of those surveyed don’t approve of the way President Obama is handling the immigration issue, compared to the 40% who do. According to another Quinnipiac poll, there is a drop in support for a path to citizenship for immigrants. Thirty percent of voters believe undocumented immigrants should be required to leave, which is up from 25% a month ago.
When it comes to gun policy, 52% disapprove of Obama’s approach while 41% approve. The gun control legislation, which did not pass the Senate, had a high favorability among the public. According to the Quinnipiac poll 71% are either dissatisfied or angry that the Senate rejected a bill.
Even though Americans may not be pleased with President Obama on immigration and gun control, his overall approval rating remains stable. According to the polling, 48% approve of President Obama, while only 45% disapprove—compared to a month earlier when 49% approved and 45% disapproved of him.