Poll: more than half disappointed in Obama presidency so far

More than half of the public is disappointed with President Obama’s tenure as commander-in-chief since he took office in 2009, according to a new poll. 

Fifty-nine percent of people say they’re disappointed in his presidency so far, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday.

Since January, Obama’s approval rating has ticked down from 46 percent to 41 percent.

The president still has received a higher approval rating from Congress, whose job only 13 percent of the public approves. Eight percent, meanwhile, disapproves of lawmakers’ jobs. 

The survey found 39 percent approves of the way Obama has handled foreign policy issues, which have come to the forefront of his administration from Ukraine, to Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forty-eight percent disapproves of his handling of foreign policy.   

A majority of the country, 79 percent, is unhappy with Washington, the poll indicates.

The news outlets released an initial set of results from the poll Wednesday morning, which said 82 percent of Democrats want Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHannity to protesters: 'All lives matter' Trump will meet with Latino, black activists Thursday Poll: Clinton tied with Trump in SC MORE to run for president in 2016.

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Trail 2016: Trump works to widen his appeal State Dept: Turkey's extradition request unrelated to coup attempt State: Turkey has submitted 'formal' extradition request for cleric MORE is another likely contender, but Democrats are divided on whether they want him to run in 2016. Forty-two percent say they do, and 39 percent say they don’t want him to run. 

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