Gallup: Obama approval rating drops below 40 percent for the first time

In a three day average poll issued by Gallup today, President Obama’s Approval rating hit a low of 39%.  The poll suggests that 54% of respondents disapprove of Obama’s performance.  While Obama enjoyed a surge after the Osama Bin Ladin killing, the debt ceiling debate, high unemployment, with an unemployment rate of 9.1% and low growth calculated at 0.4% for July and the perceived lack of leadership have all contributed to the President’s slip in the polls.

A Rasmussen daily tracking poll shows the presidents approval index at -22.  The approval index is calculated by subtracting those that strongly approve of the President’s performance (20%) from those that strongly disapprove (42%).

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama‘s approval rating has sunk below 40 percent for the first time, Gallup’s tracking poll indicates.

The poll shows 39 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, versus 54 percent who disapprove, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

The Times said Obama’s job approval rating has hovered in the 40 percent range for much of the year. It peaked at 53 percent in the weeks following the successful raid that got Osama bin Laden.

Gallup: Obama Approval At 39% – The POH Diaries

In related news, CNN has a new poll that shows that democrats are backing Obama for renomination, but that democratic support for him is fading. This is how the article begins:

Barack Obama’s base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.

Seven in 10 Democrats say they’d like to see Obama as their party’s presidential nominee next year.

When’s the last time you saw polling about the prospect of an incumbent President even being the nominee? The fact that they’re even conducting this poll tells me that Obama’s in more trouble than maybe even we realize.

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers! Thanks Glenn.

H/T Memeorandum and Drudge

via Gallup: Obama Approval At 39% – The POH Diaries.

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