President Obama’s disapproval rating has hit an all-time high in a new poll — the second survey this week that shows public confidence in Mr. Obama rapidly eroding.
Forty percent of registered voters approve of Mr. Obama’s job performance, compared to 55 percent who disapprove, according to a new Fox News poll — slightly worse than a 40 percent/54 percent approval/disapproval split the president had in September.
Earlier this week, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Mr. Obama with a 39 percent/54 percent approval/disapproval split — the lowest approval rating that polling outfit has recorded since the president was first elected.
In the Fox poll, 55 percent say the Obama administration has tried to deceive the American people on the health care overhaul, and 50 percent say he “knowingly lied” when he promised people if they liked their insurance, they could keep it under the new law.
Congressional approval is back in double digits; 10 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, compared to 85 percent who disapprove. Last month, in the wake of the partial federal government shutdown, the split was 9 percent approval to 85 percent disapproval.
Republicans have also reversed a 45 percent to 37 percent deficit on a generic congressional ballot question in October. In the new poll, 43 percent said they would vote for the Republican candidate in their district, compared to 40 percent who said they would vote for the Democratic candidate.
Still, 29 percent approve of the job congressional Democrats are doing and 65 percent disapprove, compared to a 21 percent approval and 73 percent disapproval rating for Republicans in Congress.
Thirty-nine percent of respondents self-identified as Democrats, 38 percent said they were Republicans and 20 percent said independent/other.
The survey of 1,006 registered voters was conducted from Nov. 10-12 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.