President Obama’s approval rating returned to his record low Thursday, following his admission last week that the White House “has no strategy” to deal with the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Just 38 percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing, according to Gallup’s Daily Tracking Poll. His rating has declined steadily since December of last year, when the 50 percent of Americans approved of his work, and the newest number ties his all-time low.
His rating has not been this low since October of 2011, when unemployment was at 9. percent and he was struggling to pass his jobs bill. It was also 38 percent following the downgrade of the U.S. credit by Standard & Poor that August.
The president has not yet reached Jimmy Carter’s record low approval rating of 28 percent.