The latest national opinion poll show Barack Obama continuing to receive low marks from the American people, just over a year after his reelection. The poll, commissioned by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, found that 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president, a record high for his term in office, while 43 percent say they approve. This finding continues a downward trend for Obama's approval rating since late October.
Here's more from NBC News:
Just 28 percent give the president high grades for being able to achieve his goals (down 16 points from January); only 37 percent give him high marks for being honest and straightforward (down 5 points from June); and 44 percent give him high marks for being able to handle a crisis (down another 5 points since June).
“These are tough and sobering numbers for the president and his administration,” said Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
In addition, 50 percent say they have a negative opinion about Obamacare, the president's signature domestic achievement.
Read the full poll results here.