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President Barack Obama's popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance, according to the latest Zogby International poll.
Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
Of greatest concern to Obama may well be his decline among all-important independent voters. Just 37.5 percent of self-identified independents say they approve of how Obama is handling the presidency. That compares with 59.2 percent of independents who disapprove.
Only 44.7 percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing in office, according to the poll conducted Oct. 14-17, down more than two percentage points from the most recent quarter. Only 39 percent of Americans now believe Obama deserves to be reelected, down from 48 percent earlier this year
Originally posted by nyk537
I do believe strongly that once he does start doing things…that number will drop drastically fairly quickly.
President Barack Obama has one of the worst approval ratings of any president in modern political history, Paul Bedard notes in his Washington Whispers blog in US News.
Obama’s 43 percent rating in Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index today is far below Democrat Jimmy Carter’s 51 percent at the same point in his presidency. Carter has been considered one of the 20th century’s worst presidents, according to the index.
What's more, Gallup finds that Obama's overall job approval rating so far has averaged 49 percent. Only three former presidents have had a worse average rating at this stage: Carter, Ford, and Harry S. Truman. Only Truman won re-election in an anti-Congress campaign that Obama's team is using as a model.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Only 14% of people disapprove of Obama, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.
Nineteen percent (19%) have a favorable opinion of Attorney General Eric Holder while 43% offer a negative review.
President Barack Obama's disapproval rating in Iowa has risen to 54 percent, the highest level since he took office, according to a Des Moines Register poll.
Meanwhile, his approval rating stands at only 41 percent, down from 49 percent in February and 68 percent when he took office in January 2009.