45%: Obama’s Gallup Weekly Job Approval Drops to Second-Term Low

By Terence P. Jeffrey | August 6, 2013 | 10:27 AM EDT

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s job approval dropped to the lowest level of his second term during the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, when 45 percent of respondents told the Gallup poll they approved of the job the president was doing and 48 percent said they disapproved.

In the previous week, which ended on July 28, Obama's approval had been 46 percent in the Gallup poll and his disapproval had been 47 percent.

The last time Obama’s weekly approval dropped to 45 percent or below in the Gallup poll was the week of Aug. 27, 2012 to Sept. 2, 2012, when 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama was doing and 47 percent said they did not.

That 44 percent weekly approval rating came just two months before he was elected to a second term.

Obama’s approval rebounded in the lead up to the election, hitting 52 percent in the week that ended on Nov. 4. 2012.

This year, Obama’s approval has not been at 50 percent or higher since the week that ended May 5, when 50 percent said they approved of the job he was dong and 44 percent said they did not. Since then, his approval has been on a generally downward trend.

In Gallup’s latest three-day tracking period, which ended Sunday, only 44 percent said they approved of the job he was doing.

Last week's Gallup survey was based on interviews with 3,569 Americans.

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