Obama's approval rating hits record low

Survey shows 39% Americans approve of the president's job performance, while 54% disapprove.

Afp August 15, 2011
Obama's approval rating hits record low

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's job approval rating has sunk below 40% for the first time, according to a new Gallup daily tracking poll.

The survey, made public late Sunday, shows that 39% of Americans approve of the president's job performance, while 54% disapprove.

Both figures are the worst numbers of his presidency, according to US media reports.

Obama's approval rating peaked at 53% in the weeks following the death of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in May.

But it has been steadily declining in the wake of economic reports showing anemic growth and Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the US credit rating.

The three-day tracking poll of approximately 1,500 adults was conducted by telephone between August 11-13. It had a margin of error of three percentage points.


Moise | 12 years ago | Reply

Lets see, campaign promises:

Out of Iraq, check

Out of Afganistan, check

Close Guantanmo, check

No earmarks, check

See through gubermint, check

Dump Patriot Act, check

Renegotiate NAFTA, check

No more bail outs, like AIG, check (chuckle)

End torture and secret prisons (forgettabout that Yemen secrecy), check


Cautious | 12 years ago | Reply

He reminds me a bit of Imran Khan - populist who promised things during the campaign that had broad appeal to people looking for change - but short on practical experience. He hasn't accomplished a single goal that he promised - has dashed the hopes of millions of American's - and dashed the hopes of the World in general.

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