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article imageRasmussen: President Obama hits a low of 44 percent approval

By Michael Krebs     Dec 14, 2009 in Politics
A new daily tracking poll released by Rasmussen Reports shows President Obama at his lowest job approval percentage yet - just 44 percent of Americans approve of the work he is doing for the country.
With the health care debate struggling in the Senate and climate talks falling apart in Copenhagen and a seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is facing challenges from multiple sides - many of which he created.
Now, a new daily tracking poll from Rasmussen Reports released on Monday shows a steady downtrend among American voters - with just 44 percent of Americans approving of the job President Obama is doing. The poll also reflected a minority of Americans that are strongly in favor of the embattled president - only 24 percent of those polled said they strongly approve of the work the president is doing.
Additionally, with the health care debate galvanizing the Senate, Rasmussen showed a steady resistance among Americans to the ideas presented by the Democratic Party establishment - 56 percent of those polled are opposed to the health care measures being discussed in Congress.
President Obama also appeared to be losing the Independent voting population.
"Seventy-two percent (72%) of Democrats now offer their approval while 80% of Republicans disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 36% approve," Rasmussen reported.
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