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President Underwood Is More Popular Than Obama

And he has, you know, killed people

(Newser) - Bad news for President Obama: Even Scandal's cheating, borderline-alcoholic President Grant and House of Cards' murderous, lying President Underwood are more popular than he is. A Reuters -Ipsos poll compared Obama to a bunch of fictional TV presidents, and the results were not good for Obama. His approval rate... More »

Obama's Approval Rating Jumps

To 48%, a 20-month high

(Newser) - It is indeed a merry Christmas for President Obama, whose approval rating has jumped to 48%, a 20-month high, CNN reports. The increase comes alongside Obama's unilateral actions on immigration and Cuba relations , both of which have been popular, polls show; CNN also pins the jump on "improving... More »

Poll: Obama the Worst President Since WWII

Plurality would rather have Romney

(Newser) - The public isn't just unhappy with President Obama, it has him pegged as the worst president of the modern era, according to a new Quinnipiac poll . Asked to pick the worst president since World War II, 33% said President Obama, pushing him ahead of George W. Bush, who got... More »

Voters Sour on Obama, Warm to GOP Congress

Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has sunk to a new low, and a majority of the public would now prefer that Republicans control Congress as a check on his power, a new Washington Post / ABC News poll reveals. Obama's approval dropped 5 points to 41%, his lowest ever... More »

Obama Approval at All-Time Low: Poll

WSJ /NBC finds just 41% back president's performance

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has dropped from 43% in January to 41%, an all-time low, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll . Some 54% disapprove of the president's performance, a figure that's on par with December's. Obama's approval rating on foreign policy is also at... More »

At 5 Years, US Thinks Obama's a Great Guy, Meh Prez

Public also unhappy with our system of government

(Newser) - Americans like Barack Obama—they're just not totally sold on President Obama. In a new AP-GfK poll , less than a third of respondents said Obama had been an above-average president, even though 58% found him likeable. "He would probably be a guy I would like to hang out... More »

Mitt Romney Would Win Election Do-Over: Poll

Obama's numbers looking bad in wake of health care rollout

(Newser) - Just how bad are things for President Obama a year into his second term? So bad that if the American people got a mulligan on the 2012 election, there's a good shot we'd be looking at a President Romney. A Washington Post - ABC News poll reveals that... More »

Hey Obama, You're Still President in August

Dana Milbank doesn't think it's a coincidence that his approval rating is down

(Newser) - Egypt is unraveling, and Edward Snowden is keeping the NSA in the news. What's Barack Obama doing? Well, he just got back from a six-day Martha's Vineyard golf trip, and today he's holding an event honoring the 1972 Miami Dolphins. "The president is certainly looking forward... More »

Obama Has Staggering 13-Point Lead Over Romney

But take poll with 'big grain of salt': Kornacki

(Newser) - The political world is buzzing today over a new Bloomberg poll that shows Barack Obama clobbering Mitt Romney by a whopping 53% to 40% margin. This comes despite voters widely disapproving of Obama's handling of the economy—only 43% approve, while 53% disapprove. So why is Obama winning? Because... More »

World Has Soured on Obama

Most disapprove of drone strikes, believe US power has faded

(Newser) - The world doesn't like President Obama nearly as much now that it's gotten to know him. Approval of Obama's international policies fell by double digits in every part of the world in a new Pew Research Center poll . Europe is still broadly supportive of Obama, but approval... More »

Poll: Obama Approval Sinks on Economy Fears

Most of his lead over Romney dissolves

(Newser) - Doubts about President Obama's handling of the economy have wiped out most of his lead over Mitt Romney and sent his approval ratings to their lowest since January, according to the latest Reuters /Ipsos poll. The percentage of voters who approve of Obama's job performance has dropped 3... More »

Supreme Court's Approval Rating Now Just 44%

Public thinks lifetime terms were a mistake

(Newser) - The public is more suspicious than ever of the Supreme Court. In a new New York Times/CBS poll , just 44% said they approved of the job the court was doing. The drop continues a big long-term decline: from 66% in the late 1980s to about 50% by 2000. Moreover, a... More »

Voters Really Like Obama— but Romney's Dead Even

Obama, Romney dead even in new poll

(Newser) - Americans really like Barack Obama—they're just not sure they'll vote for him. In a new Politico/George Washington University poll , a whopping 70% say they approve of Obama personally, and 56% approve strongly. That's compared to only 29% who strongly approve of Romney. But when it came... More »

Obama Leads Romney, Santorum by Double Digits

President's approval rating shoots to 53%

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has jumped 9 percentage points over four months to 53%, and he's posting double-digit leads over his top Republican opponents, a poll finds. Obama leads Mitt Romney by 10 points, 53% to 43%, and Rick Santorum by 11 points, 53% to 42%. Competing against... More »

Obama Nails Clear Lead in Romney Matchup Poll

Obama tops Romney 51%-45%, as economy lifts Prez's approval rating

(Newser) - Even as Mitt Romney moves firmly into the lead in the GOP presidential nomination race, the improving economy is lifting President Obama ahead of Romney, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . Head to head, Obama now leads Romney 51% to 45% among registered voters—and 54% to 43%... More »

Congress' New Approval Rating Low: 9%

Just when you thought 11% rating couldn't go lower...

(Newser) - Congress’ approval ratings have sunk to their lowest since CBS and the New York Times started keeping track in 1977: Just 9% of Americans now approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 11% last month. Only a tenth of Americans trust the government to make generally sound decisions,... More »

Obama Disapproval Rating Highest Yet

It hits 55%; job approval at 43%

(Newser) - Pundits may have applauded President Obama’s jobs speech, but it doesn’t seem to have helped his poll numbers: Now 55% of Americans disapprove of how he’s doing his job, a CNN/ORC poll finds. It’s his highest disapproval rating thus far, CNN notes; July and August polls... More »

Dems Worry There's No Fight in Obama 2012

White House insists criticisms off-base, but liberals frustrated

(Newser) - With the economy's continuing weakness, a 9.1% unemployment rate, and the president's sagging poll numbers, leading Democrats are voicing louder doubts and concerns about President Obama's re-election chances, reports the New York Times . Attempts to capture the middle ground have both failed with independents and alienated... More »

Obama Hits 51% Disapproval as Speech Looms

Just 44% approve of his job in office

(Newser) - With a major speech approaching , President Obama's disapproval ratings have once again climbed above 50%, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. While 44% of Americans approve of Obama's work in office, the new poll finds that 51% disapprove. Some 44% say they're likely to vote Republican... More »

Hot New iPhone App: Obama Countdown Clock

It's either counting down to start of 2nd term ... or end of his presidency

(Newser) - Not an Obama fan? Then you might want to jump on this bandwagon and download the "Obama Clock," which is currently No. 2 on the iTunes App Store’s best-seller list for "reference” apps. The 99-cent iPhone app tracks the president’s popularity according to Rasmussen polling... More »

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