SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that American voters are not happy with President Obama’s performance.
The poll’s results found that 33 percent of American voters think President Obama is the worst president since World War II. 35 percent of those voters say Mitt Romney would have done a better job as president.
Springfield political consultant Tony Cignoli says that there may be a reason voters are swaying in favor of the past Republican presidential candidate.
“What’s happening right now is that you have some people recalling and remembering Mitt Romney in a kinder, better way than perhaps they did when he was a candidate,” says Cignoli. “And that’s a natural thing, to look at the president’s last opponent. If Romney were a candidate right now, those numbers would change a little bit.”
The poll also showed that 35 percent of American voters say that jobs and the economy are the two biggest problems the nation faces today. Even though the Quinnipiac poll suggests Mitt Romney could have done a better job, some Springfield residents believe President Obama is doing well with what he was given upon being elected into office.
“I’m not so sure anybody could have done better than Obama, simply for what they had to deal with once they got into office,” Kevin Baskerville of Springfield told 22News.
“The guy had to take over some things that Bush left, and he was trying to help everybody,” says Mendez Alexander of Hartford, Connecticut.
39 percent of voters said Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, while 40 percent say he’s been worse. Many Springfield residents told 22News that the poll’s results could have fallen on any president in today’s office.
Ronald Reagan was voted the best president by 35 percent of voters in the poll.