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article imageCNN Poll of Polls: Obama's Approval Rating Continues to Decline

By Andrew Moran     Jul 30, 2009 in Politics
In June, Pres. Obama's approval rating was 61 per cent but now it has declined to the lowest in the President's young tenure.
In a new CNN Poll of Polls released Thursday, US President Barack Obama’s approval rating is sitting at 54 per cent, which is down seven points from June. The numbers have dropped due to the President’s handling of the economy and health care, which dominated his domestic agenda since taking office in January.
CNN’s Polling Director Keating Holland said, “In a mid-July poll of polls, more Americans approved of Obama's handling of health care than disapproved. The latest poll of polls shows disapproval is now higher than approval."
However, Pres. Obama’s approval rating on his handling of foreign policy is steady at 54 per cent.
The Republicans have not risen in the polls and the GOP still have not changed the public’s view of the party, according to the Polling Director, “Most polls show that Obama's standing with the public is dropping, but that's not necessarily helping Republicans. There has been little to no change in the public's view of the GOP in the past month, and on most measures Republicans still lag behind Obama and the Democrats."
Congress’ approval rating is at 31 per cent. 53 per cent of Americans feel the country is on the wrong track. 58 per cent disapprove of the Republicans in Congress. 63 per cent disapprove of the Democrats in Congress.
CNN’s Poll of Polls collude five surveys by Fox News (July 21-22), NPR (July 22-26), NBC/Wall Street Journal (July 24-27), CBS/New York Times (July 24-28), Time magazine (July 27-28), Pew (July 26-29) and the Gallup tracking poll (July 26-28). The combined surveys do not have a sampling error.
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