A new USA Today/Gallup poll suggests that President Obama’s ratings could be taking a hit on some key issues.
Obama’s overall approval rating is 55%, with 41% disapproval. That might sound solid enough, but in fact it puts him 10th among the 12 post-World War II presidents at the equivalent point in the term.
On the economy, his approval is 47%, with 49% disapproval, down from a 55%-42% rating in May. On health care policy, he is at 44%-50%, another upside-down rating.
In addition, 59% say his proposals involve too much spending, and 52% say the proposals call for too much expansion of government power.