WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — A majority of Americans are not happy with the way President Barack Obama is running the country.
The latest CBS News/New York Times Poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are disappointed in Obama’s presidency, with 37 saying they are very disappointed. Only 40 percent say they are satisfied.
Breaking down the numbers among parties, 91 percent of Republicans are disappointed, along with 66 percent of independents. Surprisingly, 24 percent of Democrats polled revealed they were also disappointed in Obama’s presidency.
Obama’s approval rating also took a hit, falling five points from last month to 41 percent. His disapproval rating rose four points to 51 percent.
The poll numbers get even worse among Congress. A whopping 80 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, compared to only 13 percent who approve.
Americans also don’t believe the country is heading in the right direction as 63 percent believe the U.S. is off on the wrong track, while only 32 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction. Sixty-two percent are pessimistic about the economy turning around.
The poll was conducted between Feb. 19-23 among 1,644 American adults.