Obama’s Job-Approval 41%: Gallup — Disapproval Highest in Two Years

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media at a Taylor Gourmet Deli location on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2013.

It’s been a rough week in Washington.

President Barack Obama’s job approval has slid to 41 percent in the daily Gallup track.

The results come from the first full run of the partial government shutdown, surveys taken Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year that began without a budget, through Oct. 3.

The 41 percent job approval matches lows recorded in early August and, the last time before that, the end of 2011.

It’s down from a high of 58 percent in mid-December of 2012, after the president’s re-election.

Disapproval is running at 52 percent, its highest point since October 2011.

Approval for each of the leaders of both parties in Congress stood below 40 percent at Gallup’s last count last week.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s disapproval rate stood at 53 percent, House Speaker John Boehner’s 54 percent.

Congress, as a body, held an approval rating of 19 percent.

Though that was up from 10 percent in 2012.

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