The bad news keeps on coming for President Obama. The new NBC News /Wall Street Journal poll finds that the American people is losing confidence the president.
The poll show that more people disprove the job the president is doing verses those who support the job Obama is doing.
Less than 50% say the president is “honest and straightforward.’ 49% also say the president rate positive of his leadership skills’. 57% of the voter surveyed to replace their representative in congress. The poll finds 40% rate him positive on handling crises.
The poll finds the survey respondents want more regulations on the oil industry. Those survey believe the Gulf of Mexico spill will have a major impact on US economy.
The NBC News / WSJ poll show that 62% of those surveyed say America is heading the wrong direction. This the highest level of dissatisfaction since 2008. Just a third of the respondents say the economy will improve in 2011. This is a drop of 7 points in a month. It is the lowest point since President Obama took office.
The results show “a really ugly mood and an unhappy electorate,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducts the Journal/NBC poll with GOP pollster Bill McInturff. “The voters, I think, are just looking for change, and that means bad news for incumbents and in particular for the Democrats.”
Mr. McInturff said voters’ feelings, typically set by June in any election year, are being hardened by frustration over the economy and the oil spill. “It would take an enormous and seismic event to change the drift of these powerful forces before November,” he said.
Mr. McInturff added that any “little, faint signs” in the spring that voters were adopting a more optimistic outlook have now been “squished by feelings from this oil spill.”
The bad news continues for the president as Democrats have lost confidence in President Obama. Nearly quarter of Democrats are turning away from the president( 17% ). The portends bad new for the Democrats for the upcoming elections. They lose the House of Representatives or the Senate or both.
Just 44% of Obama supporters have a high interest in the November elections, while 71% Sen. John Mc Cain supporters have a high interest in the election.
The president his lost support of seniors, white women, Hispanics, independents and rural/small-town voters. Only the Black community still have President Obama back. 91% of African-American respondents support the president.
The Wall Street Journal has more.