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Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Worst President Since WWII

WINGED WARRIOR: Cupid remains Valentine’s Day’s most popular icon. The winged infant with a quiver of amor-inducing arrows is the Roman god of love, son of Mercury and Venus (whose favorite flower was the red rose). Cupid was originally portrayed as skinny but over time evolved into a chubby boy. He was also sometimes portrayed wearing armor, perhaps to symbolize the invincibility of love.

A new U.S. poll shows Americans think President Barack Obama is the country’s worst president since World War II.

The independent Quinnipiac University poll said Wednesday that its survey taken late last month of more than 1,400 U.S. voters showed that 33 percent put Obama at the bottom of the list of 12 presidents who have served since 1945, with 28 percent naming his immediate predecessor, George W. Bush.

Ronald Reagan, the U.S. president through most of the 1980s, was picked by 35 percent as the best president since World War II. He was followed by Bill Clinton, who served in the 1990s, who was preferred by 18 percent.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac University’s polling unit. . .

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