just 34 per cent on health care and 40 per cent on Iran
- Obama's support among young voters has disappeared, with 49 per cent now saying they disapprove of his job performance
- Hispanics' historic preference for the president shows signs of evaporating, with 43 per cent opposing him
- 52 per cent of the voting public now says Obama is not 'honest and trustworthy' and 51 per cent say he lacks 'strong leadership qualities'
- Americans who want Republicans to control both houses of Congress now outnumber those who fear one-party control
Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in the same territory as President George W. Bush's following Hurricane Katrina. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released numbers on Tuesday showing that just 38 per cent of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, with a whopping 56 per cent saying they disapprove.
The president has lost his landslide electoral edge among young voters, too, with a negative 41–49 per cent rating among 18- to 29-year-old voters. His once formidable support among Hispanics has also evaporated: They now support him by an historically small 50–43 per cent margin.