Barack Obama Approval Rating Hits Another New Low

38 percent


will it get to 24?

Barack Obama's not doing well in polling, and while he's spent the last year trying to raise as much money for Democrats in 2014 as he can, his unpopularity is dragging down, with 41 percent of respondents in a new poll saying they'd vote for a Republican over a Democrat for Congress in 2014, the first time the generic Republican's come up on top for that question in polling this year.

From the Quinnipiac Polling Institute:

President Barack Obama's job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 - 57 percent, as the outlook for Democrats running for Congress and the U.S. Senate fades also, according to a national poll released today. He even gets a negative 41 - 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old and a lackluster 50 - 43 percent approval among Hispanic voters. 

The president's job approval compares to a negative 39 - 54 percent score in a November 12 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. 

Rest of the polling results here. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, seems to be having fun not being president.

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