A majority of Americans believe that Obama lies to the country on important matters on a regular basis, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. 61% of those polled say the President lies some or most of the time.
Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”
The number of voters saying Obama lies “most of the time” includes 13 percent of Democrats. It also includes 12 percent of blacks, 16 percent of liberals, 31 percent of unmarried women and 34 percent of those under age 30.
Yet 37% of blacks, 31% of Democrats, 28% of liberals and 19% women say Obama never lies.
The poll also asks about the trustworthiness of a few possible 2016 presidential candidates. For comparison, about half of voters think former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (54 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (49 percent) are honest and trustworthy, while fewer think the same of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (41 percent).
The poll also show that Obama is still well under 50% when it comes to his approval rating The new poll finds that 42 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing, while 51 percent disapprove.
Last month the president was in negative territory by 13 points with a 40-53 percent rating (March 23-25).
Approval of the president is up six points among independents and now stands at 32 percent. Obama was near record-low approval among independents last month (26 percent). He also improved four points among Democrats and now stands at 80 percent among his party faithful.
45 percent have a favorable opinion of Obama while 51 percent have an unfavorable view. A year ago those numbers were reversed: 52 percent favorable, 46 percent unfavorable (April 2013).