That’s down from the 46% approval rating Obama had for the first three months of 2014, according to the poll.
The numbers bode ill for Democrats in the November elections, as the party fights to keep control of the Senate.
From the Washington Post:
“Just 42% approve of his handling of the economy, 37% approve of how he is handling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and 34% approve of his handling of the situation involving Ukraine and Russia.
“Obama’s low rating could be a significant drag on Democratic candidates this fall — past elections suggest that when approval ratings are as low as Obama’s, the president’s party is almost certain to suffer at the ballot box in November.”