Obama’s Economy: 65% Disapprove of Handling

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

The latest in a series of polls showing a slide in President Barack Obama’s approval ratings comes today from the Pew Research Center.

Which puts his overall job approval at 41 percent.

It reached a two-year low of 39 percent in the Gallup Poll earlier this week, and an all-time low of 42 percent in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey last week.

Today’s Pew poll shows  a peak in disapproval of the president’s handling of the economy: 65 percent. That is up from 52 percent in September and had run in the 50s through most of the year.

The surveys follow a month of discouraging performance in the implementation of the president’s health-care plan, with the rollout of Obamacare’s health-care exchanges plagued by a misfiring website.

Obama Approval on Economy: 31%, Health Care: 37%

Pew reports: “Obama’s job ratings on the economy have been more negative than positive for more than four years, but the current measure is the worst of his presidency…. Only about one-in-five independents (21%) give Obama positive marks on the economy, while 75% disapprove. About a third of Democrats (34%) disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy (64% approve).”

Obama Approval Falls to New Low

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