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Poll Shows Obama's Disapproval Numbers at Record High

September 14, 2011

A CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday morning shows that President Obama’s disapproval rating has reached a record high.

According to poll data, 55 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s leadership, while a new low of 48 percent approve. The president’s disapproval rating is one point higher than the 54 percent figure reported in July and August polls.

In a familiar trend, according to the poll, while nearly eight in 10 respondents say Obama is “likeable” -- citing compassion, hard work, and vision -- only 39 percent approve of how he is handling unemployment, and a mere 36 percent approve of how he is handling the economy.

 

These figures are all the more troubling for the president, considering a new Bloomberg National Poll that shows that only 9 percent of Americans say they are confident that the economy won’t slide back into a recession, and 72 percent believe the economy is on the wrong track. Another finding in the Bloomberg poll yields even more bad news for the president, with data showing that 51 percent don't believe the president's jobs package will lower the nation's unemployment.

More and more, voters are turning to the GOP for answers. The poll shows that the broad message of Republicans is resonating, with 57 percent of Americans embracing the belief that the best way to create jobs is to cut both taxes and federal spending. 

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