A new Resurgent Republic poll finds that by almost every measure, President Obama's reelection chances went bad to worse.
Most registered voters:
- Think the country is on the wrong track - 67%;
- Believe Obama has turned out to be a weaker leader than they expected - 60%;
- Think his policies have made things worse for most Americans - 50%;
- Disapprove of Obama’s job performance - 50%;
- Disapprove of his handling of the economy - 57%;
- Think it is time to give someone else a chance to be President -52%.
Obama continues to lose Independents:
- Those who believe Obama has turned out to be a much weaker leader than they thought he would be outnumber those who believe he turned out to be much stronger by 33%-13%, (with Independents at 36%-7%);
- Those who think Obama's policies have made the economy much worse outnumber those who think they made it much better by 32%-13%, (with Independents at 33%-6%;
- Those who strongly disapprove of Obama's job performance outnumber those who strongly approve by 36%-23%, (with Independents at 37%-14%);
- Those who strongly disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy outnumber those who strongly approve by 45%-18%, (with Independents at 48-10).
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll, released Tuesday, found more than half of Americans now disapprove of Obama’s job performance, six in ten rate Obama's work on the economy and job creation negatively and more than one in three say they’ve become worse off financially under Obama's presidency – a record high in ABC News/Washington Post polls.
Worse a record 62% disapprove of Obama's work on the economy, a 2-1 margin, 34%-17%, now say Obama’s efforts have done more to harm rather than help the nation’s economy, and by 50%-45% more describe themselves as pessimistic rather than optimistic about employment in the year ahead.
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, also released Tuesday, found Obama's job approval ratings plunged to a new low of 44%, while his handling of the economy stands at 37 percent. A Democratic pollster who helped conduct the survey said the results suggest Obama is no longer favored to win reelection in 2012.