Obama dips under 40% in new poll
November 5th, 2013
03:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama dips under 40% in new poll

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's nearing his all-time low approval rating in Gallup polling.

According to Gallup's latest daily tracking poll, which was conducted Saturday through Monday and released Tuesday afternoon, 39% of Americans approve of the job the President's doing in the White House, with 53% saying they disapprove.

Obama's all-time low approval rating in Gallup polling was 38%, which he briefly sank to in 2011, and his disapproval rating rose to a record 54% that same year.

The president's approval rating has stood in the low to mid 40's in most non-partisan live operation national polls conducted over the past couple of weeks.

Obama's approval rating, in the aftermath of his 2012 re-election, hovered in the low 50's in most surveys around the time of second inauguration in January of this year.

A president's standing in public opinion polling is considered a gauge of his clout.

–CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    How about GOP and CONGRESS IDIOTS–2%? They did not ask me.

    November 5, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. Wilson

    And his approval will continue to dip as the koolaide wears off. Except for those that keep re-dosing themselves, of course, they will keep blindly defending everything obama does.
    $

    November 5, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "A president's standing in public opinion polling is considered a gauge of his clout."

    Too funny, CNN. Might just as well give it a rest, eh? We've been on this trail for so long now it's getting more amusing, not less. Yeah, I'm talking Mitch McConnell. Mission Accomplished. Or so he thought.

    Let's face the facts. It never really mattered to the GOP what this man did. It never will matter in GOPerville. From day one they had no governance goal other than obstruct him day in and day out.

    Shrugging my shoulders. Not only did the GOP take down (in their minds anyway) a good man, the media was brought down to GOP levels of meaningless nothingness as well.

    November 5, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Ok , and GW Bush is at 11 % ?

    Ted Cruz 14 %

    Rand Paul 13 %

    Michele Marie Bachmann 1/2 %

    November 5, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Maybe if he shuts down the gov't and wastes $24B, then CNN will ignore him.

    November 5, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Who cares, Obama could still beat anybody the GOP bafoon teaparty has to offer!!!!!!

    November 5, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. aNOY

    who cares what the polls say. You cant govern by polls. Besides who are they polling? what are the context of the questions? The stock market is close to 16,000. We are about to end another war. There are more laws to reflect divsesity adn equity for all people. I dont agree with the president on many issues, burt he is our president. H e is working hard just like President bush did to protect and serve this country and this is how we treat our presidents?

    November 5, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Iduna

    If the people of this country were given alternatives to the pro-government propaganda coming from every media outlet available his approval rating would be equivalent to the population of basketball-Americans with maybe a little bit of the guilty conscience'd.

    November 5, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. Denise

    The same poll that brought us President Romney......yawn....next!

    November 5, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  10. the hippies were right

    Obama 39, GOP 22. Obama haters logic, "yea we're winning, Obama's losing!"

    November 5, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. Gurgyl

    @Thomas, I gave wholesale–2%. Ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!for GOP thugs.

    November 5, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    According to Gallup, in the election Romney 53%, Obama 45%. Get ready for the republican landslide, . . . or not.

    November 5, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Sniffit
    Maybe if he shuts down the gov't and wastes $24B, then CNN will ignore him.
    ----------–

    Not this new brand of fire breathers, Sniffit.

    November 5, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Kristan Overstreet

    And his approval rate will continue to dip as he doubles down on lies about the Affordable Care Act. The original lies were bad enough, but continuing to tell them after they've been exposed as lies is just plain insulting to the voters of all parties.

    November 5, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Who asked me? The only poll that is relevant to me is Congress' approval rating which is in the toilet.

    November 5, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    His numbers will bounce back, as the kinks in the healthcare (dot) gov website get worked out and people can sign up for Obamacare.

    Folks like Dianne Barrette (whose insurance policy was not cancelled because it didn't meet the minimum coverage required by Obamacare, Initially, she was upset because she was being "forced" to buy coverage. After doing some research, she realized how lousy her policy was and how she can qualify for subsidies to help her buy a much better policy at a low cost. She now admits the healthcare law is “maybe a blessing in disguise.”

    Google her – and google how Fox (Greta van Susteren) helped debunk the myth that Obamacare was hurting her.

    November 5, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    So the Kochs have spent millions of dollars to get Obama's approval rating down to twice the GOP rating. Its a good thing that Charles and David inherited billions from their dad, because they are not very bright.

    November 5, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. DaveYoung

    Ever so slowly the lemmings learn that they have been suckered.......

    November 5, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. Hammerer

    Sniffit, iI agree, that would be a vast improvement!
    But with his record anything would be an improvemnt!

    November 5, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  20. DaveYoung

    CNN`s ratings are dropping in parallel with Obama`s – what does that tell ya ? FNN ratings continue to climb.

    November 5, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    President Obama is standing by his commitment to help our nation and her people by reforming healthcare. He knew it would be a bumpy ride – just look at the reaction to Medicare and Social Security – with rollout issues – just look at Medicare Part D under GW.

    But unlike the whiny and wimpering GOPers who are afraid to do anything except cower before the dog-collared tea bags and their masters, the Koch brothers, President Obama is doing what is right. What's pathetic is the RWNJ's obsession with trying to obstruct our President, regardless of the harm it does to our country.

    November 4, 2014 can't come soon enough to send all these GOPers home ...

    November 5, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  22. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    @Hammerer: "Sniffit, iI agree, that would be a vast improvement! But with his record anything would be an improvemnt!"

    How do you breathe inside that bubble?

    November 5, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  23. Wilson

    @ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    His numbers will bounce back, as the kinks in the healthcare (dot) gov website get worked out and people can sign up for Obamacare.

    Folks like Dianne Barrette (whose insurance policy was not cancelled because it didn't meet the minimum coverage required by Obamacare, Initially, she was upset because she was being "forced" to buy coverage. After doing some research, she realized how lousy her policy was and how she can qualify for subsidies to help her buy a much better policy at a low cost. She now admits the healthcare law is “maybe a blessing in disguise.”

    Google her – and google how Fox (Greta van Susteren) helped debunk the myth that Obamacare was hurting her.
    ----------
    Ahhh yes, subsidies. Where do those subsidies come from? Oh yeah, the people whose premiums increased. So, basically, obamacare is a tax increase to take from hard working people and give it to the "gimmedats."
    $

    November 5, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. Michael Benjamin

    Well the Republicans were unable to do what Obama and his administration have managed to do. With these pole ratings Obama is likely becoming irrelevant. Too bad, somethings he wanted to accomplish will not move forward. Immigration is probably DOA in the House. Although in the long run ignoring that problem will doom the Republican Party.

    November 5, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. Malory Archer

    DaveYoung

    CNN`s ratings are dropping in parallel with Obama`s – what does that tell ya ?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It tells me they should stop trying to be faux newz light and get back to real reporting instead of trying to create news.

    November 5, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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