Obama’s Approval Rating Down to 48%
Things aren’t looking up for President Obama’s allies because Obama no longer woos the majority for the first time in his presidency. Gallup polled his job rating at 48% today and released a memo about him dropping below 50% this week:
Of the post-World War II presidents, Obama now is the fourth fastest to drop below the majority approval level, doing so in his 10th month on the job. Gerald Ford dropped below 50% approval during his third month in office, and Bill Clinton did so in his fourth month. Ronald Reagan, like Obama, also dropped below 50% in his 10th month in office, though Reagan’s drop occurred a few days sooner in that month (Nov. 13-16, 1981) than did Obama’s (Nov. 17-19, 2009).