Public Preference for a GOP Congress Marks a New Low in Obama’s Approval

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

Weary of waiting for an economic recovery worth its name, a frustrated American public has sent Barack Obama’s job approval rating to a career low – with a majority in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll favoring a Republican Congress to act as a check on his policies.

Registered voters by 53-39 percent in the national survey say they’d rather see the Republicans in control of Congress as a counterbalance to Obama’s policies than a Democratic-led Congress to help support him. It was similar in fall 2010, when the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and gained six Senate seats.

See PDF with full results and charts here.

Obama’s job approval rating, after a slight winter rebound, has lost 5 points among all adults since March, to 41 percent, the lowest of his presidency by a single point. Fifty-two percent disapprove, with “strong” disapproval exceeding strong approval by 17 percentage points. He’s lost ground in particular among some of his core support groups.

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One Response to “Public Preference for a GOP Congress Marks a New Low in Obama’s Approval”

  1. World's tiniest violin plays Misty on 29/29/14 at 12:27 pm

    The hopium pipe is empty? Hope and change didn’t work out? Too bad so sad. Awwww….there’s a tear in my beer. (not really)