Half of voters now say President Obama does not deserve a second term, according to a poll released today by Quinnipiac University. 41 percent of voters surveyed said the president does deserve four more years. The poll’s results also show the president hitting an all-time low in his overall approval, at 42 percent. His disapproval rating has risen from 46 percent to 48 percent.
The poor performance in this latest poll–and in a hypothetical 2012 matchup with an unnamed Republican–may be driven by voter dissatisfaction with the president’s policy in Libya:
In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, President Obama gets 36 percent of the vote to 37 percent for an unnamed Republican challenger.
Democrats approve 80 – 13 percent of the job Obama is doing, but disapproval is 81 – 9 percent among Republicans and 50 – 39 percent among independent voters. Men disapprove 52 – 41 percent while women split 44 – 44 percent.
Voters oppose 47 – 41 percent America’s involvement in Libya. In the survey concluded Monday evening as President Obama was addressing the nation about Libya, voters say 58 – 29 percent that he has not clearly stated U.S. goals for Libya.
The poll was conducted March 22-28 and surveyed 2,069 registered voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.
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