Obama’s approval ratings continue to drop

Obama’s approval ratings continue to drop

Cincinnati Conservative Examiner
August 24, 2009

President Barack Obama’s love affair with voters has hit a rough spot.

According to a Rasmussen poll released today, over 40% of Americans strongly disapprove of Obama’s job performance, compared to 28% who strongly approve.

As shown on the chart produced by Rasmussen, there is a steady decline in those who strongly approve of the President’s handling of key issues. The number has dropped from a high of 41% in January, to a new low of 28% today. That is an approval index of -12. Although his lowest index was at -14 a week ago, the graph shows a further decline is likely.

Key factors affecting Obama’s approval ratings include a stagnant economy, high-unemployment, and a failure to pass health-care reform.

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