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Poll: President Obama worst President since WWII

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A new Quinnipiac University poll released today says that President Obama is the worst President since WWII, and that Mitt Romney would have been better.

Of those polled, 33 percent say Obama was the worst President since WWII, followed by George W. Bush with 28 percent.

The best Presidents since WWII according to the poll are:

  • Ronald Reagan 35 percent
  • Bill Clinton 18 percent
  • John F. Kennedy 15 percent
  • Barack Obama 8 percent

Among Democrats in the poll, 34 percent say Bill Clinton was the best, with 18 percent for both Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy.

"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.

America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election; 45 percent of those polled say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.

Obama gets negative grades for his handling of most key issues:

  • Negative 40 - 55 percent for handling 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

The president gets mixed grades for character as voters say 48 - 48 percent that he is honest and trustworthy and 51 - 47 percent that he cares about their needs and problems. He gets a negative 47 - 51 percent for leadership qualities.

The economy and jobs are the most important problems facing the country today, 35 percent of polled say, with 12 percent listing politicians/campaigns/corruption, 6 percent each for healthcare and foreign affairs, 5 percent for the budget and 4 percent each for education and immigration.

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.

There are several items that this poll does not take into consideration. Obama is still in office, Bush is just recently out of office and lots of time has passed since all the other Presidents have been out of office in the poll questions.

For a complete breakdown of the demographics for this poll, click here.

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