More bad news for President Obama, via CBS News:
As concerns about the struggling U.S. economy grow, a new CBS News/New York poll finds that President Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped to 43 percent, the lowest so far of his presidency in CBS News polling. In addition, his disapproval rating has reached an all-time high of 50 percent.
Gallup now has a approval rating tracker that allows you to compare presidents. Here’s how George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, fared at this point in their respective presidencies. The elder Bush dropped into Obama’s range and ultimately lost his re-election. Obama’s predecessor in the White House never sunk this low in the polls during his first term:
Here’s the younger Bush’s full term compared to Obama thus far:
Here’s a comparison with Bill Clinton. This must offer the White House some hope:
This one, too, perhaps. It’s Ronald Reagan’s approval:
And, finally, Harry Truman:
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