A majority of voters believe Barack Obama’s presidency has been a failure, a new poll says.
According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of Americans say Obama’s presidency has been a failure, compared with 42 percent who believe it has been a success. Thirty-nine percent believe strongly that his presidency is a failure, just 3 points below his total success score.
The numbers are similar to the president’s approval rating, as reported in the survey. Fifty-one percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance, while 42 percent approve. More people disapprove than approve of Obama’s handling of the economy, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, international affairs and immigration issues.
A majority of registered voters – 54 percent – say their feelings for Obama will not be a factor in their vote in the upcoming November midterm elections. Twenty-seven percent say their vote will express opposition to the president, while 19 percent say it will express support.