President Barack Obama: The polls don't look good (REUTERS/Jim Young)

President Barack Obama‘s poll numbers continue to fall with only 44 percent of Americans approving of his performance as President.

But the numbers of Congress are even worse. While 51 percent of those polled disapprove of Obama’s job performance, 82 percent think Congress is doing a poor job and only 13 percent approve of the job performance of those in the House and Senate.

The numbers from the last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll aren’t good for either party. The GOP‘s numbers are the lowest since 2008, when voters tossed out many Republican incumbents and put Democrats in control.  Sixty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of GOP members while just 28 percent approve.

Political strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue the latest polls numbers strikes terror into the hearts of both Democrats and Republicans and that the NBC/WSJ poll echoes the widespread voter discontent in an ABC/Washington Post poll.

Both polls find that Americans no longer trust either party when it comes to handling the economy.  Obama and the Republicans in Congress are tied at just 40 percent when the surveys asked who is better at creating jobs.

“Obama is no longer the favorite to win re-election,” says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducts the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.


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