Obama’s Approval Ratings Continue To Wane


Obama's approval ratings continue to waneIn the wake of a Congressional budget standoff and military action in Libya, President Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen to near-record lows.

According to The Washington Post/ABC News poll, a total of 47 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, which is four percentage points lower than last month and only one point higher than the lowest ratings of his Presidency. In regards to Obama's handling of the economy, approximately 57 percent of respondents disapprove.

However, surveyed Americans still preferred Obama over the field of rumored GOP Presidential candidates. Against former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and real estate mogul Donald Trump, Obama held double-digit percentage point advantages.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is Obama's top challenger, according to the poll. About 45 percent of respondents favored Romney, compared to 49 percent who backed the President.

In an effort to gain support among conservative voters, Obama recently conducted an interview with a reporter from a Dallas-Fort Worth TV station, named Brad Watson. According to The Chicago Tribune, Obama became a little chippy with Watson, saying "Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" 

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