Washington, Jan 20: US voters are less optimistic about President Barack Obama's ability to succeed and no longer favor maintaining Democrats in control of Congress, according to a new poll.
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows that Obama is still personally popular with voters, but approval of his party continues to slip.
"Voters are evenly split over which political party should control Congress after the Nov elections," the Wall Street Journal said.
It further said, "Only 22 percent said they were 'optimistic and confident' about Obama's presidency, down 10 points from a year ago."
Moreover, Republicans are far more excited than Democrats to turn out and vote in Nov elections.
The new poll also shows, for the first time, a majority of voters disapprove of the job he is doing on health care.