- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A plurality of voters trust Republicans in Congress more than President Obama to make decisions that are good for the country — numbers in line with a survey taken after the 2014 midterm elections.

Forty-seven percent of Americans trust Republicans in Congress more, compared to 42 percent who trust Mr. Obama more, according to the Quinnipiac poll. Those numbers are the same as those in a Quinnipiac survey released in late November.

Voters still aren’t satisfied with the job either congressional Republicans or President Obama are doing, however. Twenty-two percent of voters approve of the way congressional Republicans are handling their job, with 69 percent disapproving. Forty-one percent approve of Mr. Obama’s job performance and 52 percent disapprove.

At least 50 percent of voters also disapprove of how Mr. Obama is handling the economy, foreign policy, terrorism, immigration, and the Islamic State.

Fifty-five percent oppose Mr. Obama’s executive actions announced last year to grant temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country, and 51 percent believe his actions went beyond his authority as president.

Sixty-two percent, however, oppose Congress’s trying to stop the action by partially shutting down the Department of Homeland Security — a prospect headed off Tuesday when Congress agreed to fund the department for the rest of the fiscal year.

The survey of 1,286 registered voters was taken from Feb. 26 to March 2 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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