Quinnipiac Poll: Obama’s Approval Ratings Remain Low

Barack ObamaQuinnipiac’s most recent poll finds that just 44% of Pennsylvanians approve of the way President Obama is handling his job while 53% disapprove.

Though slightly higher than February approval rating of 42% released by Quinnipiac, Obama’s approval rating seems to be stagnating at low levels.

As expected, 86% of Republicans disapprove of Obama while only 13% approve. The Democratic side is likewise polarized with 78% of voters approving and 18% disapproving.

Women are split down the middle, with 47% disapproving and 48% approving, while only 40% of men approve of the President and 58% disapprove.

Young people ages 18-29 have the highest opinion of the President, with 51% approving, while only 40% of individuals over age 65 approve.

“President Barack Obama gets the smallest of approval bumps in Pennsylvania but, as is the case in every state where Quinnipiac University conducts surveys, he continues to wallow in the weeds,” stated Tim Malloy, Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Obama’s approval ratings were highest in May of 2009 during his first months in office, and reached their lowest in December of 2013 during the midst of the healthcare website difficulties.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,308 registered voters from May 29th to June 2nd with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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    • A Republican TBD (5%)

    Total Voters: 315

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