President Barack Obama’s approval numbers have hit an all-time low, falling below 40 percent for the first time in Gallup’s daily tracking poll
. New numbers that Gallup posted today put the president’s approval at 39 percent, compared with 54 percent disapproval.
Obama’s approval rating has been nestled in the 40 percent range for much of this year, although it peaked at 53 percent in the weeks after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, the Los Angeles Times noted.
The president’s ratings declined steadily during the debt-ceiling debate, finally falling below 40 percent in Gallup’s Aug. 11-13 tracking.
“The polling setback comes as the Republican race to unseat him has kicked into overdrive,” noted the Times, which noted that his three-day Midwest bus tour starting Monday aims to blunt Republican attacks.
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