The Campaign Spot

Not Much but Bad News for Obama in Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac ladles out more servings of bad polling news for this White House. Obama’s slightly underwater in job approval, with 45 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving; severely underwater on the economy: 41 percent approving, 54 percent disapproving; severely underwater on health care: 35 percent approving, 58 percent disapproving; severely underwater on creating jobs: 37 percent approving, 56 percent disapproving; severely underwater on the budget deficit: 33 percent approving, 60 percent disapproving.

As usual, the numbers among independents are worse.

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