PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A poll released by Quinnipiac University this past week shows President Barack Obama’s popularity is at an all-time low in Pennsylvania.

Fifty-three percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, while only 42-percent approve.

It’s his lowest approval rating in Pennsylvania ever in a Quinnipiac poll, and Obama’s forty-two percent approval rating is down from 51-percent in the school’s last Pennsylvania poll in February.

Quinnipiac assistant poll director Peter Brown speculates on why.

“Well, it hard to know. I mean, one interesting piece of data is that seven in ten Pennsylvanians think that the United States shouldn’t be involved in Libya, and that’s something that’s come on recently. But obviously, you know, the economy, gasoline prices – everything contributes to it,” said Brown.

The Quinnipiac Poll also shows that Pennsylvania voters, by a margin of 53 to 39 percent, support a bill likely to become state law soon that would expand the right to use deadly force in self-defense.

Reported By Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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