Gallup: Obama Downgraded to 39% Approval

America has again downgraded its opinion of our sitting president.  Gallup today has Obama at 39 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove.

Here are the numbers:…

This is the first time that Obama has fallen below 40 percent according to Gallup.

Those are horrendous polling numbers for a first-term incumbent.  George Bush’s approval never went below 46 in his first term. Or, to put it differently, Obama'[s numbers are as bad as those of George Bush in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina.…  Bush’s career low–just after the Lehman failure–is just 14 points below where Obama is today.  

Heluva a job Barry.  

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