Obama Approval Drops, As Economic Fears Rise

Half of American voters disapprove of president's job, as outlook on economy sours

Less than a year before the election, more American voters disapprove than approve of the job President Obama is doing as president -- and almost all view the economy negatively.

Forty-four percent of voters approve and 51 percent disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, according to a Fox News poll released Friday.

Last month, 42 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved. The increase in disapproval is due at least in part to Democrats. The 19 percent of Obama’s party who now disapprove of the job he’s doing matches the previous high (August 2010). The president’s average approval among Democrats for his term so far is 82 percent, and average disapproval is 11 percent.

An overwhelming majority of voters -- 94 percent -- say the economy is in bad shape. Twenty-eight percent rate conditions as “only fair” and 66 percent say “poor.” That is the highest “poor” rating ever measured by the Fox News poll.

In September 2008 -- in the middle of the Wall Street collapse -- 65 percent said the economy was in poor shape.

Less than 1 percent of voters says the economy is in “excellent” shape and 5 percent say it is in “good” condition.


Someone would have to be pretty stupid to think the economy was in good shape right now. It's on the brink of total destruction and we have Obama to thank for that.

Spending 15 trillion dollars we didn't have. Yeah that's real smart MR. usurper!

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