Poll: Obama’s approval rating ties all-time low

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

As President Barack Obama struggles to pass his jobs bill and unemployment remains stagnant at 9.1 percent, the president’s approval rating has dropped again, tying the all-time low measured during his presidency, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

Just 38 percent of Americans said they approved of the president’s job performance from October 4 to October 6, the lowest number Obama has seen.

The president’s approval ratings have hovered consistently around 40 percent since this summer, when he saw successively lower and lower numbers, hitting a new low multiple times.

The last time Obama’s approval ratings were recorded at this level was August 28, in the aftermath of the fight over the debt ceiling and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States’ credit rating.

Obama’s approval rating has also hit all time lows by other polls’ measurements. A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found Obama with a 41 percent approval rating for the month, the lowest they have ever measured.

The poll was conducted through telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 people, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three points.

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