Poll finds 10 percent regret Obama vote

One in 10 people who voted for President Obama in 2012 now regret it, according to a new poll. 

A little more than a year after Obama's reelection victory, 10 percent regret their vote for the president, while another 89 percent do not, a Fox News poll released Wednesday found.

Six percent of people who voted for his opponent, Mitt Romney, said they now regret it.

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Obama’s approval rating has changed little in the last month after taking a dive during this fall. Forty-one percent of people said they approve of him, a single point higher than last month. Another 53 percent of people disapprove of him, down two points since last month. 

The majority disapproves of Obama’s handling of most policy issues — including the economy, foreign policy, job creation, healthcare and the federal deficit. He rates highest on the economy with 41 percent approval. 

Five years into his presidency, a plurality of people — 33 percent — predict Obama will be remembered as an average president. Another 28 percent said he will be seen as one of the worst. 

After his 2008 election, 43 percent expected him to be a “great” president. Now, only 16 percent think so — Obama's lowest rating ever and a drop of 13 points since his reelection.  

A Washington Post/ABC News poll earlier this week found approval of Obama’s signature healthcare law has stabilized since the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov in October. But 67 percent of people in the Fox News poll still said the law should be delayed for a year, an increase from last month. 

The Post/ABC News poll found that number had dropped dramatically since last month. 

Fifty-four percent think the law will ultimately stay in place, but 40 percent still believe it will be delayed or defunded. 

On Iran, 68 percent of people said Obama has not been tough enough, while 84 percent said the United States cannot trust the country on the issue of nuclear weapons. However, a majority — 54 percent — still said they do not know enough about the initial deal hashed out last month between the two countries to have an opinion.

The poll surveyed 1,027 people and had a 3 percent margin of error.