Nothing over 30% in Obama approval on economy, deficit, jobs

August 18, 2011 04:18

A new low of 26% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the economy, the federal budget deficit (24%) and creating jobs (29%). – Gallup



Obama also suffered a nine-point decline in his foreign affairs rating, to 42% from 51% in May. His current rating is a new low, but is not much lower than his prior low 44% and 45% foreign policy approval ratings in the second half of 2010; however, it is down nine points compared with the start of 2010.

Terrorism is the only issue on which Obama’s current approval is higher than it was at the start of 2010, although it is down 10 points from 63% in May after bin Laden’s death.


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