Obama’s Approval Slides To 41%, With Just 31% Approving On Economy


Forty-one percent of Americans approve of the way Barack Obama handles his job as president, and just 31% approve of his approach to the economy, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Friday.

Majorities of Americans also disapprove of the way Obama is handling four of five issues tested in the survey — the economy, health care, immigration, and foreign policy. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed approve of his job combatting terrorism, while 44 percent disapproved.

The survey confirms Obama’s falling approval rate, with Gallup and NBC/WSJ also showing some of the lowest numbers the president has ever seen while in office.

The Pew poll was conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 6 among 2,003 adults, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.



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