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Poll: 55% Disapprove of Obama, 77% Believe We Are in a Recession


From Politico:

More Americans than ever say they disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling his job, a new poll shows.

A majority of voters — 55 percent — told Quinnipiac University they don’t like how Obama is doing his job. That’s an all-time low for Obama, according to pollsters. Just 41 percent approve of the job the president is doing.

“The trend isn’t good for President Barack Obama,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a press release. “His disapproval has gone up 9 points since the summer, from 46 percent in July to 52 percent in September to 55 percent today.”

And voters say they think the economy is doing just as poorly, according to the poll.

A huge swath of Americans — 77 percent — told pollsters they think the economy is currently in a recession. Just 11 percent say they think the economy is improving, compared with 44 percent who said they believe it is getting worse.

And if Obama wins re-election in 2012, only 29 percent surveyed believe the economy will recover.

Most Americans, or 64 percent, say Obama is doing a bad job of handling the economy, while just 32 percent told pollsters they approve of the president’s actions concerning the economy.

Brown said in the press release that Obama “is stuck at a politically unhealthy level for someone who wants to be re-elected.”

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