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BARACK OBAMA faces historic low in new polls – ABC, Wash Post, NBC, WSJ – The Daily Caller

September 6, 2011

President Obama faces historic low in poll numbers

Published: 11:36 AM 09/06/2011 | Updated: 11:40 AM 09/06/2011

By Amanda Carey – The Daily Caller

Devastating poll numbers met President Barack Obama Tuesday morning, indicating that although fall is just around the corner, the summer of discontent is far from over.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that more than half of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance. And more than one-third of Americans say they are worse off since Obama took office — a question first posed by presidential candidate Ronald Reagan during his successful 1980 campaign against incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

Seventy-seven percent said the country is headed on the wrong track. That number is up 17 percentage points since George W. Bush left office. In addition, 34 percent said the Obama administration has done more harm than good for the nation’s floundering economy. Only 17 percent said the president has done more good.

The poll also shows that only 15 percent strongly approve of Obama’s performance, which is a record low for the president.

The White House isn’t the only branch that was hit with low approval numbers Tuesday morning. The poll also showed that 68 percent disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress have been doing their jobs. That number is only one point below the record high in 1994.

via Barack Obama | Polling | Record Low | The Daily Caller.

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