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Voters giving Obama low marks on key issues, Quinnipiac poll shows

By David Yates | Apr 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Americans are split on President Barack Obama's job performance, a new poll shows.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, released April 2, voters disapprove of Obama's job Performance 50-42 percent.

When it comes to healthcare, voters disapprove of Obama's handling so far by 58-39 percent. Overall, voters oppose Obamacare 55-41 percent.

Furthermore, 40 percent of voters are less likely to vote for candidates who support Obamacare, compared to 27 percent who say they are more likely to vote for those candidates.

On foreign policy concerns, 55-39 percent of voters disapprove of the way the president is handing foreign policy. In fact, 47-41 percent disapprove of the way Obama is handing the situation involving Russia and the Ukraine, the poll shows.

American voters are divided 42-42 percent on whether Obama or Russia President Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader.

"Is the old Cold War Bear lurking in Ukraine? Americans express concern but caution on how to handle Russia," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll. "It's a tossup on who is a tougher leader, President Barack Obama or President Vladimir Putin, as Americans weigh the heavyweight standoff over Ukraine."

As far as the president's handing of the economy goes, voters disapprove 55-40 percent. 74 percent of voters describe the economy as "not so good" or "poor," while just 26 Percent describe it as "good."

From Legal Newsline: Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com

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