Polls Turning Agains Obama
A new poll finds President Obama’s approval rating hitting a low thanks to growing anxieties among voters on the state of the economy’s recovery.
Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, down from 50 percent in the same survey last month. The poll finds 63 percent believe the country is on the wrong track, up 6 points from May.
Those concerns about Obama’s economic policies have hurt him head-to-head against Romney, with the presumptive GOP nominee closing the gap to 1 percentage point. Romney now trails Obama 45 percent to 44 among registered voters, the poll finds.
Romney leads Obama 46 percent to 43 on which candidate would be better on creating jobs and on the economy generally.