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

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government afte... President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. MORE LESS
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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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