Hard to believe, huh?
President Obama’s approval rating has dipped below 40 percent on the heels of his controversial decision to take executive action on immigration, according to Tuesday poll.
Some 54 percent of Americans surveyed by Quinnipiac University disapprove of the president, while just 39 percent approve. That’s approaching the president’s all-time low of 38 percent approval in December 2013, during the botched HealthCare.gov rollout and anger over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance.
The president’s numbers are underwater with every party, gender, or age group other than Democrats and voters under 30 years old. A majority of voters say they’re happy Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate, and a plurality say that any resulting gridlock would be the president’s fault.
“With the exception of voters born after 1985, Obama’s approval is deep under water,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.
The survey shows little indication that the president’s decision last week to take action to defer deportations and offer work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants will help him rebound.
Gee, you think? Meanwhile, his buddy Jonathan Gruber will be testifying before Congress. Get the popcorn ready.