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Obama’s Disapproval Rating Reaches New High of 55%

posted at 11:13 am on August 29, 2011 by

As his presidency continues to unravel, Barack Obama has achieved another polling high. A Gallup survey released today shows the president’s disapproval rating to be at 55%, while his approval rating remains stuck at 38%.

This news comes on the heels of an AP-GfK survey showing that confidence in his leadership among liberals has fallen from 53% to 29%. In the Bizarro World (which increasingly is seeming to be the one that elected him) Obama is doing fine.

As with any poll finding, the president can find cold comfort in the fact his disapproval rating is not the highest ever recorded. That dubious distinction belongs to his predecessor, George W. Bush, who by April of his last year in office registered a score of 69%. Then again, Bush had been around for 8 years. A masochist might say, “Give Obama time.”

If the president is looking for further company with whom to share his misery, he might look to a USA Today/Gallup survey conducted earlier this month revealing that only 17% of Americans have a positive view of government as a whole.

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But…he had a really great photo op at FEMA, overseeing prep for the hurricane. Didn’t you see his little name sign. He’s probably saving all those signs for his scrapbook.

Kissmygrits on August 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Kissmygrits on August 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Granted it was just taken the other day, but. That photo is etched in my mind as the single most relevant picture of this presidency so far.

cozmo on August 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM

I forgot to add:

Even more than the one of him watching the Osama take down.

cozmo on August 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Seeing Obama with rolled-up sleeves makes me roll my eyes.

disa on August 29, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Even more than the one of him watching the Osama take down.

cozmo on August 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I liked the version where they were all wearing the wedding hat.

disa on August 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

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