With 76 days until Election Day, a new survey shows voter approval of President Obama’s handling of the economy has reached a new low. The Associated Press’ Liz Sidoti reports:
President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation’s financial outlook as poor. A frustrated electorate could take it out on the party in power — Obama’s Democrats — in the November elections. Eleven weeks before the Nov. 2 balloting, just 41 percent of those surveyed approve of the president’s performance on the economy, down from 44 percent in April, while 56 percent disapprove. And 61 percent say the economy has gotten worse or stayed the same on Obama’s watch.
And while the President claimed yesterday that “After 18 months, I have never been more confident that our nation is headed in the right direction,” a recent NBC/WSJ poll found that only 32 percent of Americans believe the country is “generally headed in the right direction” under President Obama’s leadership. As a notable comparison, that number has dropped significantly from 18 months ago, when the same survey found that 41 percent of Americans said the country is “generally headed in the right direction.”