WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – President Obama might have more in common with former President George W. Bush than he’d like to admit.READ MORE: Wheeler's Arm, Hoskins' Bat Power Phillies Past Braves, 7-3
According to a new Quinnipiac University Poll, the President’s approval rating has reached a new low, comparable to Bush’s rating during the same time period of his presidency.
In fact, the most recent poll says 54 – 39 percent of American voters now disapprove of the job the president is doing. It’s President Obama’s lowest-ever approval rating, second to the 55 – 41 percent disapproval recorded in an Oct. 2011 survey from Quinnipiac.
And there’s more troubling news for the White House: Even women now disapprove 51-40 percent of the job the President is doing.
“Any Democrat with an 11-point approval deficit among women is in trouble. And any elected official with an 8-point trust deficit is in serious trouble,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.READ MORE: Lower Moreland Will Not Mandate Masks In Schools After Tense Community Meeting
Additionally, American voters now say that the President is not honest and trustworthy for the first time, 52 – 44 percent.
Previously, the President’s lowest honesty rating was on May 30, 2013, when 49% of voters said he was honest and 47% said he wasn’t.
“President Obama’s misstatement, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ left a bad taste with a lot of people. Nearly half of the voters, 46 percent, think he knowingly deceived them,” Malloy says.
According to Quinnipiac, the poll was conducted from Nov. 6 – 11 and surveyed 2,545 voters. The margin of error is +/- 1.9 percent.
For more on the study, click here.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old In Critical Condition, 2 Other Teens Injured In Triple Shooting Outside Simon Gratz High School: Police