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Obama's Approval Rating Slides to New Low

Obama's Approval Rating Slides to New Low
Posted Thursday, October 31st 2013 @ 8am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Congressional Republicans have been taking their lumps in recent polls, and now President Obama can feel their pain. In a new poll by the Wall Street Journal andNBC, the president's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 42%. That's down 5 points from earlier this month as he deals with fallout from the ObamaCare rollout, NSA spying, and the government shutdown. Also, for the first time, more Americans have a negative view of Obama (45%) than a positive one (41%). Overall, 51% disapprove of his job as president, which ties his previous high. (Today's hecklers would surely agree.) Still, Republicans fared worse, with only 22% viewing the party favorably.

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