Obama approval rating drops lowest for the first time, Gallup reports

By on Aug 15, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

US President Barack Obama’s approval rating dropped to its lowest for the first time in Gallup‘s daily tracking poll, as Republicans are getting closer to choose his opponent in 2012.

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As noted at Gallup.com on Sunday, August 14, 2011, Obama rating sunk to 39% approval from his fellow Americans while while 54% disapproved his performance.

According to Gallup’s data, President Obama‘s current approval rating has been down 13 percentage points since the start of June, with latest tracking poll conducted from Aug. 11-13.

This latest Obama rating results were based on about 1,500 adults via phone interview, with a margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, Gallup said.

Apparently, Barack Obama was noted to have achieved the lowest ratings for any US president at this stage of his first term in office for 32 years, since 1979.

Reports say that the recent drop of Obama’s rating may be related to the recent S&P credit downgrade which resulted to Dow Jones‘ falling worst, 634.76 points.

With the 2012 presidential election fast approaching, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty withdrew his GOP nomination bid after Iowa straw poll respondents placed him on the third spot.

Meanwhile, the Obama bus tour to the Midwest, which starts today, Monday, was said to be his political campaign but the White House denied and noted that it will be for the country’s economic concerns.

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