President Obama’s approval rating hits new low in another poll

By Daniel Levine,

President Barack Obama’s approval rating fell to a new low in a poll published Wednesday.

The poll was conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, which asked 1,000 adults last week how they see the president. His approval rating dropped to 41 percent, a new low for Obama. Only 26 percent of recipients said they would vote for a candidate who supports Obama, while 48 percent said they are less likely to vote for a candidate supporting the president.

Still, 41 percent also said their vote in November would have nothing to do with Obama.

The poll also found that 44 percent would rather have Republicans control Congress, a one-point lead over Democrats.

Despite that, those polled don’t approve of the job by Republicans either. Only 27 percent had a favorable view of Republicans and just 23 percent had a favorable view of Tea Party supporters.

The Los Angeles Times notes that another poll released today by the Bloomberg National Poll showed that 69 percent do approve of a higher minimum wage, compared to 28 percent opposing it. The president is currently pushing for the minimum wage to be raised to $10.10 an hour.

Both polls were released just eight months before the November midterm elections. It will be the first national elections since President Obama’s Health Care law went into effect.

image: By White House Photographer (whitehouse.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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