Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating stands at 42% in a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages four new national surveys, with 53% saying they disapprove of the job the President's doing in the White House.
The Poll of Polls averages the four non-partisan, live operator national surveys conducted over the past week that measure Obama's approval rating: Gallup daily tracking poll (Dec. 7-9); Quinnipiac University (Dec.3-9); Pew Research (Dec.3-8) and Marist/McClatchy (Dec. 3-5). Since it is an average of multiple surveys, the Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
The Quinnipiac survey, released Tuesday afternoon, indicated the President's approval rating at 38%, with 57% of Americans giving him a thumbs down. The Pew poll, which released one hour later, put Obama's approval rating at 45%, with 49% saying they disapprove of his performance in office. Gallup's daily tracking poll, released earlier Tuesday, had Obama at 40%-51% approval/disapproval, while the Marist-McClatchy survey, which was released Monday, put the President at 43%-53%.
The 38% approval in the Quinnipiac survey is a new low for the President in their polling, and down a point since last month. The 45% approval rating for Obama in the Pew survey is a rise of four percentage points from late October.
In November, the President's approval rating reached new lows or tied his all-time lows in six national polls, including CNN-ORC International.
The President's approval ratings ranged from the upper 40's to the low 50's from the beginning of the year through May in most national polling, but steadily declined in the following months, as Obama dealt with one controversy after another, from NSA surveillance and IRS targeting of conservative groups to the extremely flawed rollout of the new federal health care law.