Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since WWII

President Barack Obama is the worst President since World War II and more voters say America would have been better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won in 2012. That, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll.

More than half of voters, 54 percent, say that the Obama Administration is not competent at running the government.

Second worst President since WWII? George W. Bush.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes.”

Best President since WWII? Ronald Reagan, say 35 percent of voters.

Here’s how the other “Best Presidents Since WWII” results came out:

Reagan 35%

Clinton 18%

Kennedy 15%

Obama 8%

Among Democrats, 34% vote Clinton “best President” and 18% give their vote to Obama and Kennedy.

Men are more likely to view Obama as worse than George W. Bush, women are more likely to see Obama as better. Independent voters see Obama as worse than Bush by a 41-31% margin.

It’s primarily Republicans and independent voters who largely believe Romney would have been better for America. Most Democrats disagree.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating hit its all time low last December at a negative 38 – 57 percent. Today, it’s slightly better at 40-53 percent but slightly worse at than an April 2 national survey (42-50 percent).

On character, voters are split 48 – 48 percent on whether he’s honest and trustworthy. He has a slight edge regarding whether people believe he cares about their needs and problems:  51 – 47 percent think he does.

According to Quinnipiac, Obama gets negative grades for his handling of most key issues:
Negative 40 – 55 percent for the economy;
Negative 37 – 57 percent for foreign policy;
Negative 40 – 58 percent for health care;
50 – 40 percent for the environment;
Negative 44 – 51 percent for terrorism.

Methodology: from June 24 – 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,446 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. According to Quinnipiac, its poll “directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.”

Visit the Quinnipiac site and see the entire release here.

Details as provided by Quinnipiac are copied below:

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 40% 10% 79% 31% 37% 42% 46% 45% 36% 36%
Disapprove 53 88 13 59 57 49 44 47 57 57
DK/NA 7 3 8 10 6 9 10 7 7 6

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (* High also 59% Mar 2009)
APPROVE…….
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Jun 04 Dec 10
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2009* 2013

Approve 40 42 40 41 38 59 38
Disapprove 53 50 54 53 57 31 57
DK/NA 7 8 6 7 6 10 6

35. Thinking about the United States Presidents we have had since World War II: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, which one would you consider the best president?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Harry Truman 4% 4% 4% 6% 6% 4% 2% 2% 4% 10%
Dwight Eisenhower 5 4 2 8 6 4 8 5 3 6
John Kennedy 15 6 18 17 14 15 21 9 15 17
Lyndon Johnson 3 – 6 1 4 2 2 2 4 2
Richard Nixon 1 2 – 1 1 1 4 1 – –
Gerald Ford 1 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 1 –
Jimmy Carter 2 – 4 2 2 3 – 2 5 2
Ronald Reagan 35 66 6 36 37 33 18 36 42 34
George Bush Senior 3 6 1 4 2 4 1 6 3 2
Bill Clinton 18 3 34 16 18 18 21 24 14 14
George W. Bush 1 1 – 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Barack Obama 8 4 18 2 6 10 10 10 6 5
DK/NA 4 2 5 4 3 5 11 2 2 5

TREND: Thinking about the United States Presidents we have had since World War II: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, which one would you consider the best president?
Jul 02 Jun 01
2014 2006

Harry Truman 4 7
Dwight Eisenhower 5 5
John Kennedy 15 18
Lyndon Johnson 3 1
Richard Nixon 1 1
Gerald Ford 1 1
Jimmy Carter 2 5
Ronald Reagan 35 28
George Bush Senior 3 2
Bill Clinton 18 25
George W. Bush 1 3
Barack Obama 8 na
DK/NA 4 4

36. Which of these twelve presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst president: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Harry Truman – – – – – – – – – –
Dwight Eisenhower 1 1 1 – – 1 – – 2 –
John Kennedy – – – – – – – – – –
Lyndon Johnson 3 4 3 2 4 3 5 4 2 3
Richard Nixon 13 5 20 14 11 15 12 12 16 13
Gerald Ford 2 – 2 2 3 – 2 1 1 2
Jimmy Carter 8 14 1 9 11 6 4 7 8 13
Ronald Reagan 3 – 6 3 4 3 4 4 4 2
George Bush Senior 2 – 4 1 1 2 – 3 1 2
Bill Clinton 3 4 1 3 2 3 2 2 4 2
George W. Bush 28 5 54 23 26 30 38 34 21 22
Barack Obama 33 63 4 36 34 32 24 29 39 34
DK/NA 4 3 4 4 4 4 10 3 1 5

TREND: Which of these twelve presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst president: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama?
Jul 02 Jun 01
2014 2006

Harry Truman – 1
Dwight Eisenhower 1 –
John Kennedy – 1
Lyndon Johnson 3 4
Richard Nixon 13 17
Gerald Ford 2 2
Jimmy Carter 8 13
Ronald Reagan 3 3
George Bush Senior 2 3
Bill Clinton 3 16
George W. Bush 28 34
Barack Obama 33 na
DK/NA 4 5

37. Do you think Barack Obama has been a better President than George W. Bush, worse, or about the same as President Bush?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Better 39% 7% 78% 31% 36% 42% 45% 45% 35% 34%
Worse 40 79 4 41 43 38 25 32 48 49
About the same 20 13 16 27 21 19 28 22 17 16
DK/NA 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2

TREND: Do you think Barack Obama has been a better President than George W. Bush, worse, or about the same as President Bush?
Jul 02 Jan 13 Nov 17 Jul 21 Jan 13
2014 2011 2010 2010 2010

Better 39 46 43 42 43
Worse 40 30 37 32 30
About the same 20 22 19 23 23
DK/NA 1 3 2 3 4

38. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Almost all the time 2% 1% 4% – 2% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1%
Most of the time 12 5 21 9 12 11 18 11 11 10
Some of the time 49 48 56 45 43 54 50 48 47 50
Hardly ever 37 45 17 45 42 33 29 37 41 39
DK/NA 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 – 1 1

TREND: How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right; almost all of the time, most of the time, only some of the time, or hardly ever?
ALMST+MOST….
High Low
Jul 02 Jan 21 Dec 10 Nov 12 Oct 01 Mar 24 Dec 10
2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2010 2013

Almost all the time 2 2 1 2 3 2 1
Most of the time 12 13 11 13 14 17 11
Some of the time 49 50 46 49 51 50 46
Hardly ever 37 33 41 35 31 30 41
DK/NA 1 2 1 1 2 1 1

39. Would you say that Barack Obama – is honest and trustworthy or not?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Yes 48% 15% 85% 42% 42% 53% 57% 51% 45% 44%
No 48 81 12 53 53 43 35 45 53 51
DK/NA 4 4 3 5 4 4 9 3 2 5

TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not? (* Low also 44% Nov 2013)
YES………..
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Jan 13 Dec 10
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2011 2013*

Yes 48 48 46 46 44 63 44
No 48 47 49 49 52 31 52
DK/NA 4 5 5 4 4 6 4

40. Would you say that Barack Obama – has strong leadership qualities or not?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Yes 47% 21% 78% 41% 44% 50% 65% 53% 41% 38%
No 51 77 21 57 54 48 32 47 56 59
DK/NA 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 – 2 2

TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama has strong leadership qualities or not?
YES………..
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Jan 13 Jan 08
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2010 2014

Yes 47 49 49 46 47 66 46
No 51 48 48 51 51 32 51
DK/NA 2 3 3 3 2 2 3

41. Would you say that Barack Obama – cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Yes 51% 19% 86% 47% 49% 53% 62% 56% 48% 47%
No 47 79 12 51 49 45 36 42 51 51
DK/NA 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2

TREND: Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
YES………..
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Nov 12 Dec 10
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2008 2013

Yes 51 51 51 50 48 70 48
No 47 45 46 48 49 22 49
DK/NA 2 3 3 2 3 7 3

42. In the Presidential election of 2012, if Mitt Romney had become President instead of Barack Obama, do you think that, in general, the nation would be better off than it is today or worse off than it is today?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Better off 45% 84% 10% 47% 48% 42% 35% 41% 49% 51%
Worse off 38 5 74 33 36 40 44 43 35 35
SAME (VOL) 10 4 9 13 10 9 13 13 7 7
DK/NA 7 7 7 6 6 8 8 4 8 7

TREND: In the Presidential election of 2012, if Mitt Romney had become President instead of Barack Obama, do you think that, in general, the nation would be better off than it is today or worse off than it is today? (* election of 2008, if John McCain)
ROMNEY MCCAIN…………….
Jul 02 Jan 13 Jul 21 Jan 13
2014 2011* 2010* 2010*

Better off 45 32 37 35
Worse off 38 41 35 37
SAME(VOL) 10 14 15 17
DK/NA 7 13 13 11

43. What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?
Tot

Economy and Jobs Total 35%
Unemployment/Jobs 15
Economy general 14
Cost of living 2
Minimum wage too low 1
Business leaving/Outsourcing 1
Economy other 2

Politicians/Campaigns Total 12%
Politicians/Campaigns genrl 3
Obama administration 2
Political corruption 2
Politicians leadership 1
Politicians/Campaigns other 4

Healthcare Costs/Ins/HMO’s 6%

Foreign Affairs/Policy Total 6%
Foreign affairs/Policy gen 2
Priorities home, not abroad 1
Middle East 1
Military issues 1
Foreign Affairs/policy other 1

Budget Total 5%
Budget deficits 2
Gov too big/Gov spending 1
Budget general 1
Budget other 1

Immigration 4%

Education Total 4%
Education general 2
Funding education 1
Education other 1

War total 3%
War general 2
War/Iraq 1

Terrorism Total 3%
Terrorism general 1
Security/Safety 1
Terrorism other 1

Lack of ethics/Morality 3%

Environment/Pollution 2%

Lack of religion 1%
Class inequality 1%
Crime/Violence 1%
Family breakdown/Family values 1%
Taxes 1%
Energy crisis/Gas prices 1%
Middle class/Working class 1%
Poverty/Homeless 1%

Other 5%
DK/NA 4%

44. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling – the economy?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 40% 9% 76% 34% 37% 43% 40% 48% 37% 38%
Disapprove 55 88 18 61 59 52 52 50 60 58
DK/NA 4 3 6 4 4 5 9 3 3 5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy? (* Low also 32% Sep 2011)
APPROVE…….
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Mar 04 Oct 06
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2009 2011*

Approve 40 40 39 39 37 57 32
Disapprove 55 55 56 58 59 33 64
DK/NA 4 4 5 4 4 10 4

45. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling – foreign policy?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 37% 9% 70% 31% 36% 39% 45% 40% 36% 32%
Disapprove 57 86 23 63 60 54 45 55 60 61
DK/NA 6 5 7 6 4 8 10 5 4 7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
APPROVE…….
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Apr 29 Jul 02
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2009 2014

Approve 37 39 40 41 42 57 37
Disapprove 57 55 49 51 49 32 57
DK/NA 6 6 11 8 9 11 6

46. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling – health care?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 40% 7% 78% 32% 39% 40% 38% 45% 38% 39%
Disapprove 58 92 20 64 58 57 61 52 60 56
DK/NA 3 1 2 4 3 2 1 3 2 5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling health care?
APPROVE…….
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Jul 02 Dec 10
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2009 2013

Approve 40 39 36 35 34 46 34
Disapprove 58 58 59 61 62 42 62
DK/NA 3 3 5 4 4 13 4

47. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling – the environment?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 50% 27% 80% 45% 49% 52% 68% 57% 42% 42%
Disapprove 40 60 14 44 44 37 24 34 49 47
DK/NA 10 13 6 11 8 12 9 10 9 11

48. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling – terrorism?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Approve 44% 17% 77% 38% 42% 46% 55% 47% 42% 38%
Disapprove 51 78 18 56 54 47 43 46 54 55
DK/NA 5 5 5 6 3 7 2 8 4 7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling terrorism?
APPROVE…….
High Low
Jul 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Nov 12 May 05 Jul 02
2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2011 2014

Approve 44 48 52 50 52 67 44
Disapprove 51 41 41 41 42 27 51
DK/NA 5 10 6 8 6 7 5

52. Would you describe the state of the nation’s economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Excellent 1% 1% 1% – 1% – 1% 1% – 1%
Good 22 11 34 22 23 21 25 20 22 24
Not so good 43 41 50 39 41 45 41 50 40 40
Poor 34 47 15 39 35 33 32 30 38 35
DK/NA – – 1 1 – – 1 – – 1

TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation’s economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
EXLNT+GOOD….
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Dec 10 Nov 12 Dec 10 Mar 04
2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2003 2009

Excellent 1 – 1 – 1 3 –
Good 22 26 21 20 21 37 3
Not so good 43 44 44 44 41 42 28
Poor 34 30 33 36 36 16 68
DK/NA – – 1 1 1 1 –

53. Do you think the nation’s economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Better 26% 10% 47% 20% 28% 24% 29% 30% 23% 23%
Worse 31 43 12 35 29 32 28 24 36 34
The same 43 46 40 43 41 44 43 45 41 42
DK/NA 1 1 – 1 1 1 1 – – 1

TREND: Do you think the nation’s economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (* Low also 11% Sep 2011)
BETTER……..
High Low
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Dec 10 Nov 12 Jan 18 Oct 06
2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2011 2011*

Better 26 29 28 29 28 36 11
Worse 31 29 26 28 31 20 44
The same 43 42 44 42 40 43 44
DK/NA 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

54. Do you think Barack Obama has been better for the economy than George W. Bush, worse, or about the same as George W. Bush?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Better 37% 8% 74% 28% 35% 38% 43% 41% 34% 33%
Worse 34 65 4 36 35 34 28 28 38 40
The same 27 26 20 34 29 26 27 30 25 25
DK/NA 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2

55. Do you think that in general the Obama administration has been competent in running the government, or don’t you think so?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Yes 44% 13% 80% 36% 38% 48% 50% 47% 41% 39%
No 54 86 17 62 59 49 45 51 57 58
DK/NA 3 2 2 2 3 2 5 2 2 3

TREND: Do you think that in general the Obama administration has been competent in running the government, or don’t you think so?
Jul 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Nov 12
2014 2014 2014 2013 2013

Yes 44 42 43 40 43
No 54 53 55 56 53
DK/NA 3 5 2 3 3

56. Do you think President Barack Obama is paying enough attention to what his administration is doing, or don’t you think so?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Yes 47% 23% 78% 37% 44% 49% 54% 54% 45% 35%
No 48 72 19 57 52 45 39 43 50 57
DK/NA 5 5 3 5 4 6 7 3 4 8

TREND: Do you think President Barack Obama is paying enough attention to what his administration is doing, or don’t you think so?
Jul 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 10 Nov 12
2014 2014 2014 2013 2013

Yes 47 45 45 41 43
No 48 47 50 52 51
DK/NA 5 8 6 6 6

57. Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
AGE IN YRS…………..
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+

Support 43% 9% 83% 35% 43% 43% 46% 48% 41% 40%
Oppose 55 90 15 62 56 54 51 51 58 56
DK/NA 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 1 2 4

TREND: Do you support or oppose the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010?
Jul 02 Apr 02 Jan 22 Jan 08 Dec 11 Nov 12 Oct 01
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013

Support 43 41 38 40 39 39 45
Oppose 55 55 56 56 57 55 47
DK/NA 2 5 7 4 4 6 8

 

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One Response to “Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since WWII”

  1. Jim Mooney
    August 4, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

    Well, Obama is competent at Total and Publicly-Admitted Bankster Forgiveness.
    And competent at giving found-criminal banks a “waiver.” Oh, how many of those sent up for years just for using marijuana, would like a waiver.

    And of course, there was secretly changing HUD rules so criminal banks could still use HUD. Meanwhile, felons who have paid their debt to society can’t even get food stamps, making it more likely they’ll return to prison – but this makes Prison Industry rich, so what the hell.

    But if you’re a bankster, this is the bestest President in history ;’)