(CNN) -– President Barack Obama’s approval rating has slipped to a new low in a key battleground state, according to a new survey.
The October poll, from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows Obama’s approval rating among New Hampshire adults slipping to 41%, a drop from 46% in July and a new low in the Granite State.
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In February 2009, Obama’s approval rating was the highest in New Hampshire, at 66%. It has since steadily declined.
Obama’s approval numbers in New Hampshire are lower than they are nationally. In a CNN/ORC International Poll released Thursday, 46% of American adults said they approve of how Obama is handling his presidency.
In New Hampshire, Obama’s handling of the economy is getting similarly declining numbers. When asked how Obama is handling the economy, only 37% of respondents said they approve of his performance. That's also a new low.
Among independents, a key voting block in New Hampshire, Obama’s approval rating is even lower, at 35%. Seventy-eight percent of New Hampshire Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing, while 6% of Republicans approve.
When asked for their personal opinion of the president, 44% said they had a favorable opinion, while 47% said they had an unfavorable opinion. Those numbers have remained consistent since July 2010.
The New Hampshire poll was conducted by telephone from October 7 to 16 among 558 New Hampshire adults. The sampling error is plus or minus 4.1%