Luckily for President Obama, he will never have to campaign in Pennsylvania again.
Only 30% of registered voters in a new Franklin and Marshall poll believe that the President is doing a “good” or “excellent” job. This is the lowest rating he’s had in the Keystone State since taking office and is a 9% decrease from his polling numbers in October of 2013.
Unsurprisingly, Obama polls better amongst Democrats, earning 51% positive job performance. The Independents are not so kind, only 20% gave him positive job ratings. Republicans are even harsher with the Commander in Chief, only 6% gave him positive job ratings.
Obama is polling at about the same rate as his predecessor, George W. Bush, but he also took a hit in his personal favorability. In October, he had a 50% favorability rating and this month, he is down to 42%.
The survey findings are based on the results of interviews conducted January 22 – 27, 2014. The interviews were conducted at the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College under the direction of the poll’s Director Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Head Methodologist Berwood Yost, and Project Manager Jacqueline Redman. The data included in this release represent the responses of 580 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 289 Democrats, 214 Republicans, and 77 registered as Independent/Other. The sample of registered voters was obtained from Voter Contact Services.