- CNS News -
Despite a commanding election win some 14 months ago, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows that more Americans now say Obama is performing “about the same” as or “worse” than President George W. Bush, and that he does not share their views on important issues.
The same poll showed that crucial independent voters disapprove of President Obama’s handling of a variety of issues in larger numbers than the general voting population.
The Quinnipiac Polling Institute report, released Wednesday, shows that a majority of respondents said Obama’s performance in the last year is comparable to that of President George W. Bush, who suffered some of the lowest approval ratings in history.
Quinnipiac asked: “Do you think Barack Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, worse, or about the same as President Bush?”
Forty-three (43) percent of voters said he was a better president, 30 percent said worse, and 23 percent said “about the same.” In all, 53 percent considered Obama “about the same” or “worse” than Bush.