President Barack Obama starts his second term less popular than Hillary Rodham Clinton, the candidate he defeated in 2008.
A new poll finds that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who stepped down from the post February 1, received a higher favor at 61 percent than President Obama, favored by just over half of registered voters surveyed by Quinnipiac University’s polling institute.
According to Yahoo News, President Obama’s favorability has fallen. Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said:
“The difference in favorability ratings for the two leaders lies in Clinton’s ability to win thumbs-up from many more independent voters and Republicans than does the president. The lower approval numbers for the president could be because once the election afterglow is gone, governing inevitably requires decisions that make some voters unhappy.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, President Obama almost endorsed Hillary Clinton for 2016 in an interview with 60 Minutes:
“The main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say ‘thank you. I’m going to miss her, wish she was sticking around, but she has logged in so many miles I can’t begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit.”
According to CBS News, when it comes to the job performance of each party in Congress among voters, Democrats are barely more popular than Republicans. Thirty-three percent of registered voters approve of Democrat job performance in Congress compared to 19 percent for Republicans.
After President Obama’s re-election in December, he received a 53 percent approval rating and a 40 percent disapproval by voters. Now, his approval rating stands at 46 percent, just slightly higher than his disapproval.
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