More Americans have a negative view of the leadership and politics of the United States than any other time in Barack Obama’s presidency.
According to the latest October results of Pew Research Center’s survey, 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the “State of the Nation.”
“This assessment rivals some of the most negative in Pew Research Center surveys dating back to 1990,” the high rated pollster stated in their report this week (Note: the poll was taken before the Obama-Reid partial government shutdown ended).
“The grim public mood is reflected in the record share of voters who want most members of Congress defeated in next year’s midterm elections,” Pew revealed, with 74% of registered voters wanting most members out of their positions.
Other results reveal:
- Obama’s approval ratings continue to decline with 51% of Americans giving him a negative review.
“This marks the first time in Obama’s presidency that the share offering a negative job rating has edged above the 50% mark,” Pew noted.
- A whopping 38% of Americans do not want to see their individual representative reelected next year.
- Most Americans think the Republicans are better at handling the federal government (42% to 39%), the economy (44% to 37%) and immigration (40% to 39%).
The unfavorable ratings of the president and congressional leaders are mostly negative: