New National Q Poll Shows Sharp Dip For Obama

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A new Quinnipiac University national poll has bad news for President Obama: just 39 percent approve of the job he is doing.

The numbers represent Obama\’s lowest job approval rating in a national Q poll since becoming president.

Especially troubling for the president is his weakness with woman, a traditional base of support. The poll, released Tuesday, found 51 percent of women now disapprove of the job Obama is doing, compared with 40 percent who approve.

The poll also found that, for the first time, more than half of voters — 52 percent — say Obama is not honest and trustworthy, while 44 percent said he is.

\”Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble,\’\’ said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. \”And any elected official with an  8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble.\’\’

Disenchantment with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, appears to be driving the president\’s slipping poll numbers. Only 19 percent of Americans say the quality of the care they and their families receive will improve because of the ACA. Forty three percent said it would get worse, while 33 percent said their healthcare will not be affected.

\”President Obama’s misstatement, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ left a bad taste with a lot of people,\’\’ Malloy, the poll director said. \”Nearly half of the voters, 46 percent, think he knowingly deceived them.\”

The telephone survey of 2,545 registered voters nationwide was conducted from Nov. 6-11. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.


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