In a recent Gallup poll, it was found that many Americans disagree with the President’s decisions on the top issues in the country. From jobs and the economy, to gun rights, the approval rate is sinking.
Out of the topics covered by the study, Obama was rated highest in National defense, and lowest in the federal budget deficit with 31% who approved and 65% who disapproved.
In addition to these topics, Gallup provides a little more behind the numbers shown in the latest polling.
If President Obama focuses on the economy in his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night, as news reports indicate he will do, he will be dealing with an area in which the American public gives him relatively low performance ratings. The president’s 39% rating on handling the economy is essentially the same as the 38% from this time last year, although lower than the ratings of 45% and 44% he received just before and just after last November’s presidential election. Obama received his lowest rating on the economy (26%) in August 2011, in the aftermath of the debt ceiling fight in Washington. Obama earned his highest economic rating, 59%, in February 2009 — in the first measure after he took office.