As today’s weak jobs report was released, Gallup has come out with its latest poll, which shows just 31% of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of the economy. This economic approval rating is the lowest in nine months.
This is sure to play in the hands of the GOP and Romney camp, who will undoubtedly use these statistics in their perpetual political game.
The economy has been the most important issue to voters for years, but ratings for the president’s performance in that area are at their lowest level since last November. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows just 31% of Likely Voters believe President Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling economic issues, including 12% who say he is doing an excellent job. Forty-eight percent (48%) believe Obama is doing a poor job in this area. (To see survey question wording, click here.)