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Quinnipiac University Polls Finds Obama Least Popular President since WWII

It is not surprising to see that President Barack Obama is the least popular President in modern times. Whether or not you like Obama, his Congress has been largely, ineffective, the country has seen little growth, and he has failed to follow through on many of his promises. While an equal portion of his failures can be blamed on the Republicans for their tactics in Congress, much of the blame will fall on Obama as he is the President.

A recent Quinnipiac University Poll has revealed that Obama is ranked first as the worst President since WWII. How do the numbers look? 33% of voters selected Obama, while another 28% chose President George W. Bush. Who was voted the best? President Ronald Reagan with 35% of the votes, President Bill Clinton with 18% and John F. Kennedy with 15%. How did Obama fare? He received only 8% of the votes for best President since WWII.

Looking further into the data, 39% of voters believed that Obama has been better than Bush, while another 40% say that he is worse. Statistically, men tend to believe that Obama has been worse while women tend to believe that he has been better. On typical partisan lines, the Democrats believe that he has been better by Bush, by a large margin, while the Republicans feel that he has been worse, by a large margin.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll also asked whether or not Mitt Romney would have been a better President. Most voters, with hindsight, voted yes.

Obama scored poorly on several key issues such as:

  • Negative 40 – 55 percent for handling the economy;
  • Negative 37 – 57 percent for foreign policy;
  • Negative 40 – 58 percent for health care;
  • 50 – 40 percent for the environment, and
  • Negative 44 – 51 percent for terrorism.

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