WASHINGTON, United States – Two years into President Barack Obama's second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration's handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern US president, a poll on Wednesday said.
In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 per cent said that Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 per cent pointed to his predecessor, George W Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found. Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 per cent saying Obama has been a better president than Bush and, 40 per cent saying Obama is worse.
Most voters said Ronald Reagan, who served two terms in the 1980s, was the best president since 1945, the survey showed. The Quinnipiac poll also reports that 45% believe the nation would be better off had Mitt Romney defeated Obama in the 2012 presidential election; another 38% say the country would be worse off with a Romney presidency.