Obama's numbers hit a record low in Gallup poll

You would have a hard time coming by this information if you were waiting for the mainstream media to let you in on it, but according to the latest Gallup poll, Barack Obama's public approval rating has dropped to it's lowest point in his presidency, with just 39% of Americans approval of his job performance.

Even Gallup has soft-pedaled the poll results, by only posting a graph on their website, and not adding the usual article, headline, or pointing out the "news" that their poll made.

For that, we have to go to the LA Times:

President Obama's summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden. ...

Of course they didn't spend any time pointing out what happened in the time since the Navy Seals took out bin Laden.  That being the fight over the national debt limit, and government spending in general, which saw Obama advocating (initially) for a "clean" debt increase with no spending cuts...then agreeing to some cuts, but demanding tax increases...then losing that battle with House Republicans.

In other words, his positions on government growth and spending have brought him to the lowest point of public approval in his presidency.  But don't hold your breath waiting for the media to point that out.


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