Poll: Obama not a manager-in-chief
By: Lucy McCalmont
November 25, 2013 06:56 AM EST
A majority of Americans think President Barack Obama is untrustworthy, according to a new poll that also found doubts about the president’s management abilities.
Fifty-three percent believe Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the CNN/ORC poll released Monday shows, noting a “clear majority” for the first time on this issue since the president took office.
Additionally, only 40 percent believe the president can manage the federal government effectively, down 12 points since June. The poll also shows that 53 percent do not view Obama as a strong and decisive leader.
However, six in 10 Americans still believe the president has a vision for the country’s future and seven in 10 of those surveyed say he is likable.
Nevertheless, 56 percent say Obama is not a person they admire. Another 56 percent say he does not agree with them on important issues and the same percentage say he does not inspire confidence.
The CNN poll echoes a Gallup poll from Nov. 13 that also showed Obama struggling with voters’ confidence in his honesty and ability to manage the federal government. The Gallup poll said 50 percent of Americans believe Obama is honest and trustworthy, a new low for that poll, and 42 percent thought the president could manage the government effectively.
The CNN/ORC poll was conducted Nov. 18-20 and surveyed 843 adult Americans with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.