(CNN) - Six weeks before the November 2010 mid-term elections, an average of the most recent national surveys indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating stands in the mid-forties.
According to a new CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Tuesday, 46 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling his White House responsibilities, with 49 percent saying they disapprove.
Since early June the president's approval rating in CNN Poll of Polls has hovered around 46 percent.
President Obama's approval level stood at 67 percent in early February 2009, soon after he took over in the White House. In late July 2010, it fell to 43 percent, the lowest of his administration, while 50 percent of Americans disapproved of his job performance at that time.
The latest CNN Poll of Polls is an average of four national surveys conducted in the past 13 days: AP-Gfk (September 8-13), CBS News/New York Times (September 10-14), Gallup tracking (September 17-19), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll (September 14-16).
The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.