Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Obama's rating on economy hits new low: poll

From the Washington Post:
The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how he is handling the nation’s economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll.

The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

By 2 to 1, Americans say the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, and nine in 10 continue to rate the economy in negative terms. Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover..., and most of those who say it has improved rate the recovery as weak...
Obama's approval rating on the deficit issue hit a new low of 33 percent, down 6 points since April.