Obama approval drops below 50 percent

Less than half the country – 49 percent – either slightly or strongly agree with President Obama’s job performance. Of those, only 30 percent strongly approve, a significant dip in the tracking poll published by Rasmusson Reports. Whether you consider that order fulfillment or wish fulfillment depends on the individual.

But a thin majority of Americans – 50 percent – disapprove of President Obama’s job performance. This shift in opinion could stem from Obama’s bull-headed insistence on getting a health care reform plan rushed through Congress before the August recess. Some new disapproval, however, comes from the slower timetable for withdrawal from Iraq that President Obama is embracing, rather than the “immediate withdrawal” he promised the far left when he was on the campaign trail.

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