Obama Approval Rating Falls Below 40%

54% disapprove of how president's doing his job, only 39% approve
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 1:18 AM CDT
Obama Approval at Record Low
Hitting the links: President Barack Obama leaves the White House Saturday to play golf at Andrews Air Force Base.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, with just 39% of Americans satisfied with how he's handling his job, the latest Gallup poll has found. The poll found 54% of Americans disapprove of Obama's job performance, another bad-news record for the president, reports The Hill. Obama's approval ratings have run in the 40% range for much of this year, rising to 53% after Osama bin Laden was killed, notes the Los Angeles Times. The debt-ceiling quagmire sent the numbers back down. The president is hoping to begin to turn the tide this week with a three-day bus tour of the Midwest. (Read more Gallup poll stories.)

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