Brutal NYT/CBS Poll for Obama 

The New York Times is burrying the lead on their latest poll. The numbers are just brutal for the White House:

  • 70% of Americans fell things in this country are seriously off on the wrong track. That is the highest number since the 79% registered in 1/11/09 when President Bush was still in office.
  • 80% rate the national economy as bad (44% fairly/36% very). Only 19% rate it as good (2% very/17% fairly).
  • 39% think the economy is getting worse, only 23% say it is getting better. Last month those numbers were even at 26. In February they were flipped at 32% better, 22% worse.
  • 57% disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy. That is the highest disapproval measured by the CBS/NYT poll. His 38% approval is matched only once by a pre-Democractic election wipe out October poll.
  • 59% disapprove of Obama’s handling of the federal budget. Also the highest CBS/NYT has ever measured that number.
  • Obama’s Libya approval numbers have completely flipped from 50/29 approve in March to 45/39 disapprove today.
  • 46% disapprove of the way Obama is handling foreign policy. That is the highest number ever for Obama in a CBS/NYT poll. His 39% approval on FP is also his lowest score ever.
  • 55% tell NYT/CBS they would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services. Only 33% want a bigger government with more services.
  • When asked “Do you think Barack Obama has the same priorities for the country as you have, or doesn’t he?” 53% said no and 43% said yes. When Obama was inaugurated those numbers were 65% and 28% no.

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