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article imageQuinnipiac: Pres. Obama 'worst president since World War II'

By Larry Clifton     Jul 2, 2014 in Politics
Washington - The latest Quinnipiac poll may be the most troubling for Democrats hoping to hang onto the Senate after midterm elections. In it, Pres. Barack Obama is considered the “worst president” since World War II.
With midterm elections a little more than four months away, Mr. Obama’s poll numbers are in free-fall over scandals like illegal immigration, abuse of the IRS and multiple foreign policy failures, including Ukraine and most recently Iraq.
Meanwhile, Obamacare is pushing health insurance premiums higher and the VA healthcare scandal continues to simmer even as Mr. Obama sends hundreds of U.S. troops back to Iraq.
In the Quinnipiac poll Obama, a Democrat, was voted the worst president since World War II by claiming 33 percent in a plurality vote. Interestingly, Pres. Richard Nixon, who resigned over Watergate, fared much better than Mr. Obama in the “worst president” category. Former president George W. Bush beat Mr. Obama by five points, coming in at 28 percent.
Perhaps even more troubling for the Democratic Party, Mr. Obama’s approval rating fell to 40 percent in the poll, his second lowest number to date. Still worse, American voters say 54 - 44 percent that the Obama Administration is not competent at running the government.
The Quinnipiac poll also shows voters are dissatisfied with the way the president is handling other critical issues:
• Voters were 40 – 55 percent against his handling of the economy;
• They also were negative on his foreign policy, 37 - 57 percent. And on the related issue of terrorism the president is negative 44 – 51 percent.
• Same goes for healthcare: 40 – 58 percent against.
• Mr. Obama did better on the environment, with 50 percent of voters approving and 40 percent against.
Political analysts say sending American troops to Iraq prior to preparing the American people and building an international coalition could spell more trouble for struggling Democrats hoping to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Obama has taken to taunting Republicans and has made it clear he intends to govern the U.S. by Executive Order.
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