Friday, September 30, 2011

US Majority Says Present Regime 'Worse Than Predecessor'

'Obama doing worse than predecessor'

Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:14PM GMT

52 percent of respondents of a new Gallup poll believe that US President Barack Obama does worse than his Republican predecessor.
Half of Americans believe the US President Barack Obama and the US Congress are doing worse than their predecessors, results of a new poll show.

According to a new Gallup Poll released on Friday, two-thirds of Americans believe President Obama and Congress are doing a poor job overall.

When asked to compare the performance of the current incumbents to past presidents and congresses, a slim majority, 52 percent, say the current president and congress are doing a worse job than their predecessors.

However, only 30 percent of the respondents say Obama and Congress are doing a good job in dealing with the most important problems facing the United States.

Gallup reports the findings of this latest poll fits in with the broader theme of relatively low presidential approval ratings, historically low congressional approval ratings, and low levels of trust in government.

Most of the rest, 33 percent, say they are doing about the same, with 13 percent saying better.

Republicans overwhelmingly say the current government is doing a worse job than those before it, and independents (59 percent) agree. Democrats are divided in their views.

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