Job Fears Grip Voters as Obama Ratings Fall
Washington, DC- Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that:
- 62% now think that things in this country are on the wrong track
- More people now disapprove than approve with the way President Obama is doing his job (45% approve vs. 52% disapprove)
- The economy is a core concern for Americans, with almost three-quarters (72%) of Americans 'very concerned' about jobs
- 78% of the public agree that 'Washington no longer works effectively because the fighting between the parties and branches of government means that nothing can be accomplished'. When asked who they blame for this, 36% say Republicans, 28% say Democrats, and 28% say 'both'.
- Half (49%) think the Bush tax cuts should be extended for all Americans, but just over half (54%) prioritize reducing the budget deficit over lowering taxes
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