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.
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.
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).”