President Obama's dismal poll ratings
According to Gallup, President Obama's approval rating with regard to the economy has plummeted to a new low--just 26 percent--which is "down 11 percentage points since Gallup last measured it in mid-May and well below his previous low of 35% in November 2010."
He also does pathetically on the matters of "his handling of the budget deficit" (24 percent) and "creating jobs" (29 percent). (I should note at this point, however, that the president cannot really do much to create jobs; but this president seems to think that he can, through Keynesian economic theory; which I would regard as counterproductive.)
In all fairness, the president does better elsewhere, with 53 percent of Americans giving him a thumbs up on the matter of terrorism, 41 percent approving of his handling of education, and 38 percent giving him a nod as concerning the war in Afghanistan. But even here, these last two (at 41 percent and 38 percent, respectively) do not represent a majority--or even a plurality. (The 41 percent approval rating on the matter of educatiom is counterbalanced by a 50 percent disapproval rating; and the 38 percent approval rating as concerning Afghanistan contrasts with a 55 percent disapproval rating there.)
Here is the link: http://www.gallup.com/poll/149042/Ne...a-Economy.aspx
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