Obama's support slips; controversies, sluggish economy cited
September 26th, 2013
04:06 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama's support slips; controversies, sluggish economy cited

Washington (CNN) – As he battles with congressional Republicans over the budget and the debt ceiling, and as a key component of his health care law kicks in, new polling suggests that President Barack Obama's standing among Americans continues to deteriorate

The president's approval rating stands at 45%, according to a CNN average of four national polls conducted over the past week and a half. And a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Thursday also indicates that Obama's disapproval rating at 49%.

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  1. anonymous

    Isn't the first year after re-election supposed to be a president's HIGH point in his second term??? Obama's approval ratings are now lower than George Bush's. I guess this was inevitable since Obama can't continue to blame others for his mistakes and failures 5,6,7,8 years into his term., Sooner of later the American people have to admit to themselves the guy is a failure.

    September 26, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    No one called me either. Farce....FARCE. PERIOD.

    September 26, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  3. Gunderson

    Me Gunderson. Gunderson know nothing. Gunderson not smart. Gunderson go now.

    September 26, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "where's your bet???"

    In light of all the credible studies coming in, my bet is that within the next 2 years, the GOP/Teatrolls will be trying to change their narrative from hating it to trying to take credit for it.

    "or maybe obama shuts down the government in a temper tantrum to keep the train wreck going?"

    Sorry, but the Senate is about to pass its bill to fund the gov't cleanly and it's Boehner who is now promising not to pass it through the House. The GOP/Teatrolls will get blamed for any shutdowns. Umadbro? Too bad, so sad. They can do it on the theory of "if we're going down, we're taking you with us" if they'd like, but it's still a pyrrhic victory (look it up if you don't know what that means, I'm not holding your hand). Moreover, shutting down the gov't and trying to defund it via the budget process don't work to stop it from getting funded. It's really too bad you talk so much and understand so little.

    September 26, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. kayla

    give me congress aproval, then we can talk

    September 26, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Just askin should move to somailia where they have every thing you GOP idiots like and want . No healthcare , all the guns and ammo you fake soldiers want and no regulations so you can plunder the environment , no taxes , no foodstamps or soc sec or midicade or Medicare,sounds like paridise to the GOP idiots!!!!!

    September 26, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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