Scandals hammer Obama’s approval ratings

Daily Caller –

President Barack Obama’s public support has been hit hard by the metastasizing scandals, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

His support among swing voters lurched downwards by 14 points since May 1, according to the poll of 1,418 registered voters conducted between May 22 and May 28.

Those swing voters gave him a 37-percent approval rating, and a 57-percent disapproval rating, down from 42-percent approval and 48-percent disapproval on May 1.

The 5-point drop in approval, and 9-point increase in disapproval, is a huge loss in one month.

Public trust in Obama has also dropped sharply, from 58 percent in August 2011 to 49 percent in late May. The distrust number jumped from 37 percent to 47 percent over the same period. His approval rating overall dropped three points to 45 percent.

Meanwhile, Obama’s support among Democrats and Republicans remains polarized. Nine percent of Republicans and 87 percent of Democrats say they approve of his policies.

The most important scandal facing Obama is over the IRS scandal, where mounting evidence shows that multiple senior IRS officials used their legal powers to target and harass citizens’ tea party groups, pro-life organizations, conservative training centers and pro-Israel groups.

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