In another indication of the difficulty President Obama’s reelection campaign faces, only 36 percent of likely voters grade the administration’s handling of the economy at good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen poll.
In a national survey of 1,000 likely voters January 31-February 1, a whopping 62 percent grade the president at fair to poor, with poor collecting the largest number: 45 percent.
Still, Democratic officials say that they see a positive trend built on slightly better unemployment and housing numbers that could end up helping Obama in his reelection.
“We just need six more months,” said a top Democratic official.
The polling data, however, shows big problems with men, middle-age and senior voters and Independents.