Obama approval rating nears new low

By Neal McNamara | April 29, 2014
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is holding steady at “low” due to a number of issues, including the situation in Ukraine, the rollout of Obamacare, and the continued stagnation of the economy.

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll out today, Obama’s rating is hovering at 41 percent.

Obama’s approval rating was at its lowest ever at 39 percent during the Obamacare website scandal in November and December 2013, according to a Real Clear Politics average of several approval ratings polls.

Obama’s approval rating actually trended upward in the first three months of 2014, peaking at 46 percent. On individual issues, the meaning behind Obama’s approval rating fiasco becomes clearer: only 42 percent approve of his handling of the economy, only 37 percent approve of his Obamacare implementation, and – drumroll – a paltry 34 percent think he’s doing a good job with Ukraine.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll is actually one of the harshest for Obama – Gallup has Obama’s approval rating at 43 percent, Rasmussen Reports at a wonderful 47 percent, and Reuters at 44 percent.

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