On the eve of President Obama’s high-stakes speech to Congress, voters continue to voice their dissatisfaction with the Administration’s handling of the economy.
According to a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll, three out of every four voters feel the country is headed in the wrong direction; 50 percent of voters dislike the way he is handling his job, with 59 percent objecting specifically to his handling of the economy.
The results of the poll appear to signal the President’s susceptibility in 2012 and the yet-to-be-nonimated GOP presidential candidate. Currently, Governor Rick Perry leads other candidates in national polls with 36 percent of voter support. Mitt Romney places second with 17 percent.
Despite the President’s diminishing support, 74 percent of voters said they at least somewhat approve of him as a person.