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article imageObama approval rating drops below 50% on 12 of 13 issues

By Kim I. Hartman     Aug 12, 2010 in Politics
Princeton - President Barack Obama saw his approval ratings drop in a recently released Gallup poll. Race relations was the only area that Obama scored over 50 percent approval. On eight issues the majority of voters polled disapproved of Obama's performance.
President Obama's popularity continues to drop in Gallup's recent poll, which mirrors the figures released by CBS News and reported on by Digital Journal in April, when he hit an all-time low.
Obama managed to be just under 50 percent in education where he pulled in a 49 percent approval to 40 percent who disapprove, terrorism he dropped to 48 percent approval and 45 percent disapproved. His energy rating met with 47 percent approved and 42 percent disapproval of his policy.
From there it only gets worse for the President with his rating shown as follows.
- The environment: 51 percent disapprove, 43 percent approve.
- The situation in Iraq: 53 percent disapprove, 41 percent approve.
- Taxes: 54 percent disapprove, 41 percent approve.
- Health-care Policy: 57 percent disapprove, 40 percent approve.
- The economy: 59 percent disapprove, 38 percent approve.
Obama's ranked even worse on the situation in Afghanistan (57 % disapprove, 36% approve) his handling of immigration (64% disapprove, 31% approve) and the federal budget deficit (62% disapprove, 29% approve). Read more on the Gallup poll here.
Less than a majority of Americans give Obama a positive review for the job he is doing as president overall, and the same applies to their opinions of how he is handling most of the issues he is having to contend with as president said the Gallup poll. Gallup said this ratings could be based on a multitude of reasons including a turnaround in how he is handling the war as well as his approach to domestic and foreign policy in general.
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