Obama Approval Rating Hits New Low In Quinnipiac Poll


President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have taken a hit in another national poll.

In a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 39 percent of voters said they approved of the job Obama is doing, a new low for that survey, while 54 percent said they disapproved. 

The president’s approval similarly hit a low in a Gallup poll earlier this month, where just 39 percent said they approved of his job performance compared to 53 percent who said they disapproved. He also fared poorly in recent Pew and NBC/WSJ polls which showed his approval hovering just above 40 percent.

The Quinnipiac poll also found that 52 percent of those surveyed view Obama as untrustworthy and dishonest, an all-time high, compared to 44 percent who still view him as honest. Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, attributed the number to rising discontent over Obama’s inability to keep his “if you like your health plan, you can keep it” promise for consumers in the individual insurance market.

Only 36 percent approve of the way Obama has handled health care, according to the poll.

The poll surveyed 2,545 registered voters via phone Nov. 6-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.