President Obama's summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll.Perfect time for a vacation. Maybe his adoring media can reconstruct his tattered image while he's off playing golf.
New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.
Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.
But Americans' view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.
Meanwhile, Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz says Obama's in good shape.
President Obama is in "remarkably good shape," despite slumping approval ratings in states he plans to visit, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said.Deep, deep denial.
"He still has widespread support," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and DNC leader, said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "If anyone is in trouble, it's the Republican Party."