Obama’s Job Approval Average Hits All-Time Low
President Obama’s job approval for the last quarter fell to the lowest of his administration, according to a new Gallup poll. Down four points from his previous all-time low of 45 percent, the president’s average job approval slid to just 41 percent in the 11th quarter.
Only one other elected president since Dwight D. Eisenhower had a lower 11th quarter average: President Carter, who averaged 31 percent during the same quarter, according to Gallup.
Presidents Reagan and Clinton were the only other post World-War two presidents whose approvals dipped below 50 percent at the same quarter of their terms.
President Obama suffered some political blows in the 11th quarter, including the stalled negotiations to raise the federal debt ceiling and the decision by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. The unemployment rate also remained above 9 percent throughout the summer.