Poll: Barack Obama the worst president since World War II

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters said in a new Quinnipiac University National Poll. Another 28 percent pick President George W. Bush, according to the poll released today.

Ronald Reagan is the best president since WWII, 35 percent of voters say, with 18 percent for Bill Clinton, 15 percent for John F. Kennedy and 8 percent for Obama, the Quinnipiac poll finds. Among Democrats, 34 percent say Clinton is the best president, with 18 percent each for Obama and Kennedy.

Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 39 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he is worse. Men say 43-36 percent that Obama is worse than Bush while women say 42-38 percent he is better. Obama is worse, Republicans say 79-7 percent and independent voters say 41-31 percent. Democrats say 78-4 percent that he is better.

Voters say by a narrow 37-34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.

Missing Mitt are Republicans 84-5 percent and independent voters 47-33 percent, while Democrats say 74-10 percent that the U.S. would be worse off with Romney.

“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a news release. “Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes.”

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