Gallup: Obama’s Approval Hits All-Time Lows With Independents, Moderates and Conservative Democrats

President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings hit all-time lows last week among self-described Independents, moderates and conservative Democrats, according to the Gallup poll.

At the same time, Obama’s job approval ratings increased among self-described liberals and liberal Democrats, according to Gallup.

The all-time low job approval ratings for Obama among Independents, moderates and conservative Democrats—and the improvement in his job approval among liberals and liberal Democrats—came during a week in which Obama was negotiating with congressional leaders for legislation to increase the federal government's debt limit.

The trends suggest that Obama’s handling of the debt-limit issue did not improve his standing among those who perceive themselves to be in the middle of the American political spectrum.


Terence P. Jeffrey
Terence P. Jeffrey
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