President Obama hasn’t quite felt the benefits of his recent jobs speech. A new CNN/ORC poll has found that 55% of Americans disapprove of the job that the president is doing. Also, the percentage of Americans who think that the president is a strong leader has dropped to 48%, a new low.
Another trend that continues is that while Americans are not fans of President Obama’s leadership, they continue to like him personally. Roughly 8-in-10 Americans say that President Obama is likeable. They also believe that he is compassionate, hard-working and has a vision for the future.
A concern for the Obama Administration is that Americans do not feel that he is equipped to deal with unemployment. Only 39% approve of how he is handling the jobs crisis, and only 36% approve of how he’s handling the economy.
Other facts: Only one out of 10 Americans think that President Obama’s policies have helped the economy and 39% give him credit for preventing the economy from being worse than it is right now. About 37% believe that the president has made economic conditions worse and 15% believe that he has had no effect.
Overall, a total of 55% of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president. This beats the 54% disapproval rating from last month.