Obama’s Popularity In Peril As Midterms Near

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Obama's popularity in peril as midterms near Six weeks before an election that could dramatically alter his first term as President, a new poll reveals that Barack Obama's approval ratings remain low.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls released on Sept. 21, approximately 46 percent of Americans approve of Obama's performance and 49 percent disapprove. His ratings reached a record low in late July, dropping to 43 percent.

Obama also received unfavorable attention from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently. Following the leak of excerpts from author Bob Woodward's book about the president's handling of the war in Afghanistan, Giuliani criticized Obama's alleged statement that the United States could "absorb" another terrorist attack like the one it suffered on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I don't know that I would have said that," Giuliani told the news provider. "The country has to be prepared for anything that can happen, and will deal with anything that would happen. I would prefer the president would put his efforts into doing everything to prevent another [attack]."

In addition, Giuliani expressed his concern with the President's announcement of a timetable for the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to the news source, the former mayor believes it motivates the enemy to kill more U.S. troops.

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