The latest survey from The Wall St. Journal and NBC finds that perceptions of President Barack Obama are hitting record negative territory for his administration. The data suggests problems for his party up and down the ballot amid pessimism about Washington in general and continuing frustration about the economy
"The results suggest Mr. Obama could weigh on fellow Democrats in midterm elections this fall, particularly in the conservative states that will play a large role in deciding whether his party retains its Senate majority.
"Mr. Obama's job approval ticked down to 41% in March from 43% in January, marking a new low. Some 54% disapproved of the job he is doing, matching a previous high from December, when the botched rollout of his signature health law played prominently in the news. The latest survey also showed the lowest-ever approval in Journal/NBC polling for Mr. Obama's handling of foreign policy.''