Pennsylvanians are not happy with the president and set a new record low approval rating for the Commander in Chief.
Pennsylvania voters gave Obama a negative 39% to 57% job approval rating, compared to his previous all-time low of 42% to 53% in an April 28, 2011, Quinnipiac University poll.
His harshest approval rating came from Republicans who gave him a negative score of 6% to 92%. Respondents in his own party supported him 73% to 20%. Independent voters weren’t as critical as Republicans, but still disapproved of the President 61% to 35%.
Women were kinder to the executive than men, giving him 42% approval compared to men’s 36%.
Pennsylvania’s senators performed almost identically when voters were asked about their job performance. U.S Sen. Bob Casey (D) got a positive 46% to 35% approval rating. Sen. Pat Toomey (R) earned 45% approval to 34% disapproval.
Casey performed fairly well across political ideologies. Liberals gave him 61%, moderates 53% and even conservatives give him 33%.
Toomey’s numbers were, again, almost a mirror image of Casey’s but with slightly lower numbers from moderates. Conservatives gave him 61%, moderates 38% and liberals give him 30%.
Neither Senator had a serious gender gap. Toomey performed better among men by 6 points; Casey had an advantage among men by just 4 points.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,061 registered voters from December 11 to 16 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3%. Live interviewers called land lines and cell phones.