A stunning 64% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track as President Obama's recent actions (too numerous to list) have sent his approval rating plunging to a mere 44% - the lowest (according to a Bloomberg poll) since his Presidency began. Under the surface the picture is even more worrisome as "in the past, Obama’s likeability has stayed ahead of perceptions of job performance," as his 'charm' saved him from his apparent ineptitude, but now, "it appears he is no longer likeable enough."
As Bloomberg reports, here are the highlights (or lowlights) of the survey...
President Barack Obama’s favorability ratings hit the lowest point of his presidency in a Bloomberg National Poll, with just 44 percent of Americans saying they have positive feelings about him.
Fifty-seven percent disapprove of his management of the economy, with just 38 percent approving.
58 percent say the U.S. is in decline as a world leader,
The No. 1 concern for Americans continues to be unemployment and jobs.
Americans feel similarly negative about Obama’s handling of the alleged mismanagement of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides medical care to more than 8.3 million veterans. Fifty-one percent disapproved of Obama’s management of the matter. Sixteen percent said they aren’t sure how they feel.
Only 31 percent approved of how Obama handled the prisoner swap and 51 percent didn’t, 18 percent said they aren’t sure how they feel.
And ironcially, as Russian President Vladimitr Putin's approval rating his record highs...
Americans seem less certain about Obama’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. While 31 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove, 23 percent aren’t sure how they feel.