President Obama has reached his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since being elected president, with 39 percent of registered voters now approving of his job performance and 54 percent disapproving.
The numbers released Tuesday compare to a 45 percent/49 percent approval/disapproval split Oct. 1, before the partial government and problems with the rollout of his health care overhaul took hold. The previous low was a 41/55 split in October 2011 after that summer’s debt-ceiling standoff with Congress.
Nearly two-thirds of independents disapprove of the president’s job performance, and 91 percent of Republicans disapprove. Democrats approve by a 79 percent to 14 percent margin.
For the first time, voters say by a 52 percent to 44 percent margin that Mr. Obama is not honest and trustworthy.