America would have been 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, according to the Quinnipiac University National Poll. (Agencies)
54 percent American voters say that Obama Administration is not competent in running the government. The President is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 47 percent say, while 48 percent say he does not pay enough attention, according to the poll.
52-year-old Obama, now in his second term, is the worst President since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say while another 28 percent pick his predecessor in the White House, George W Bush.
Ronald Reagan is the best president since WW II, 35 percent of voters say, with 18 percent for Bill Clinton, 15 percent for John F Kennedy and 8 percent for Obama, the independent Quinnipiac University 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. 43 percent men say that Obama is worse than Bush while 42 percent women say that he is better.
Voters say by a narrow 37percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.
84 percent Republican voters and 47 percent independent voters are missing Mitt Romney while 74 percent Democrats says that US 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," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes," the Quinnipiac press release says.
A series of political controversies, economic woes and foreign policy crises have hit Obama's reputation.
America would have been 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, according to the Quinnipiac University National Poll.