After the bungled rollout of ObamaCare, the ongoing IRS scandal and the major problems involving the VA, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Americans have President Obama pegged as the worst president in nearly 70 years.
That dubious honor puts Mary Landrieu’s track record as a rubber stamp for the Obama Administration in an unflattering perspective. She has said in the past that “This race will be won not on the president’s record, but on my record,” but after supporting the worst president since WWII 95 percent of the time, what’s the difference?
· RNC Research: Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Give Obama Poor Ratings Across The Board
Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII
July 2, 2014
A plurality of voters believe Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters say the current president is the worst since 1945.
Obama’s predecessor, former President George W. Bush, came in at second-worst with 28 percent, and Richard Nixon was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. After Jimmy Carter, who 8 percent of voters said was the worst president in the time period, no other president received more than 3 percent.
Thirty-five percent of voters said Ronald Reagan was the best president since World War II, receiving nearly twice as many votes as any other former president. Bill Clinton came in second place at 18 percent, while John F. Kennedy came in third with 15 percent of the vote and Obama came in fourth with 8 percent saying he was the best.
All other remaining presidents received five percent or less. Five percent of voters said Dwight Eisenhower is the best president since 1945, while 4 percent said Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson and George H.W. Bush received 3 percent. George W. Bush came in at one percent.
Forty-five percent of voters also said that the U.S. would be better off with Mitt Romney serving in the White House, compared with 38 percent who said the country would be in worse shape.
The survey comes as Obama in recent weeks has found his popularity at among the lowest levels of his presidency.
The Quinnipiac poll reported more bad news about the president’s approval and competency ratings. Forty percent of voters approve of the job Obama is doing, compared with 53 percent who disapprove. Fifty-four percent of voters say the Obama administration is not competent in running the government.
The survey was conducted June 24-30 with 1,446 registered voters on landlines and cellphones. The margin for error is plus-or-minus 2.6 percentage points.