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President Obama's job approval numbers sink to record low

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Obama - Angry electorate
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President Obama sank to a record low approval rating, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News (WSJ-NBC) poll released Wednesday.

The president’s job approval dipped to an abysmal 41 percent in March from 43 percent in January. Fifty-four percent said they disapproved of the job he is doing.

The poll provided data showing an overall dissatisfaction with all elected leaders in Washington, especially the Republican Party. While 25 percent of those polled portrayed the GOP in appositive light, 45 percent had negative perceptions – slightly more than Democrats.

When asked who should control Congress, a slight edge was given to Republicans.

Incumbent dissatisfaction s remains high, a normal response in an election year, with 34 percent happy with their congressional representative.

Fifty-five percent would prefer someone else.

An incredible 54 percent would vote out every member of Congress, including their local representative.
Polling results included 1,000 adults in a telephone survey from March 5-9. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

The survey was not conducted with “likely voters,” which may skew the results.

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