WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans now disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job, while Americans’ assessment of the way he is handling the economy has hit a nadir for his nearly 5-year-old presidency, according to a new Pew Research Center poll published Friday.
Forty-one percent of those polled approve of how he’s handling his job, while 53% disapprove. That’s a 14-point drop since December, according to Pew.
Obama’s job ratings on the economy have been underwater for more than four years, but the current measure is the worst of his presidency — 31% approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, and 65% disapprove.
The Pew survey, which was conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 6, found that majorities disapprove of the way the president is handling five of six issues tested. Terrorism was the lone exception, with 51% approving of his performance, and 44% disapproving. But even on terrorism, his ratings are lower than they were earlier this year, according to the poll.