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Obama Poll Numbers Plummet Over Obamacare, Economy, Foreign Policy

By Michael Mullins   |   Monday, 11 Nov 2013 08:57 AM

President Barack Obama's poll numbers continue to plunge as just two in five Americans approve of his overall job performance, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll conducted after the abysmal Obamacare rollout and the continuing sluggish economy.

Conducted between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, the latest Pew poll found that 53 percent of Americans polled disapproved of the president's overall performance, while just 41 percent approved of Obama’s overall job performance, CNN reported.

The Pew poll was conducted via telephone and included 2,003 individuals who were 18 years or older.

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The president's numbers are even worse when it comes of his handling of the economy, with 65 percent of Americans polled disapproving of how he handled the U.S. economy with just 31 percent approving.

Other issues which Americans appear to have largely lost confidence in the president's ability to handle are immigration and foreign policy.

According to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of those polled disapprove of the president's handling of foreign policy, 59 percent disapprove of Obama's health care policy and 60 percent disapprove of the president's immigration policy.

The only category where Obama is in positive numbers, and not by much, is with regards to his handling of terrorist threats against the U.S. in which 51 percent have approved, while 44 percent disapproved. Even that number, however, is down significantly since the start of the year, when in January the president had a 65 percent approval ratings in that category in the same poll.

Pew's poll comes just weeks after both Gallup and the AP recorded even lower numbers for the president in their own polls.

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In the Associated Press-GfK survey of 1,227 probable voters conducted Oct. 3-7, just 37 percent approved of the president.

More recently, a Gallup poll published last week found that just 39 percent approved of the president's overall job performance while 53 percent disapproved. The poll represented Gallup's lowest approval rating ever for Obama.

Despite his low approval ratings in the latest poll, Pew points out that they are actually higher than his predecessor at the end of his first year of his second term in office, considering President George Bush's approval rating was at just 36 percent in comparison after five years in office.

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