Voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy 56 percent to 39 percent, the poll says. | AP Photo

By TAL KOPAN | 1/22/14 12:36 PM EST

A slim majority of Americans say the Obama administration is not competent at running the government, according to a new poll.

Asked whether the administration under President Barack Obama has been competent in general, 53 percent of registered voters surveyed said no, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

Obama also got low marks on his handling of the issues voters identified as most important to them. Asked to name their top priorities for Obama and Congress this year, 31 percent said the economy or jobs and 18 percent said health care.

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