In Gallup Poll, President Obama at All-Time Lows for Handling of Economy, Health Care

Jan 13, 2010 7:16am

The latest Gallup Poll has President Obama experiencing some pretty harsh disapproval ratings among the American people on some key issues.

The president has 40% approval on the economy and 56% disapproval.

He has 37% approval on health care and 58% disapproval.

These are the lowest approval ratings on those two issues to date of his presidency, per Gallup.

The poll indicates Americans are giving President Obama better marks on the handling of terrorism today than a few weeks ago. It was 45%-47% approval to disapproval before Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab’s failed Christmas Day terrorist attack; the January 8-10 poll indicated 49% approval compared to 46% disapproval. Either way, these are bad numbers for the president compared to May, when 55% of Americans registered approval of the president’s handling of terrorism.

The current Gallup Daily Tracking poll has the president overall with 50% approval, 42% disapproval.

– jpt


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