President Barack Obama’s approval rating sits at its lowest since last November, according to a new Rasmussen survey. More drastically, the rating has slipped 6 points in two months, and a staggering 11 points in just four months. The survey came before the release of the June jobs report, which Obama said was a “step in the right direction” but still missed most expectations.
Just 31 per cent of likely voters said Obama is doing an excellent or good job, down from 42 per cent that said the same in March. Moreover, 48 per cent said that Obama is doing a poor job in his handling of the U.S. economy. That’s up from 42 per cent in March.
The economy continues to dominate the issue list of voter importance heading into the 2012 election. According to a Rasmussen survey released Thursday, 74 per cent of likely voters ranked it as a “very important” issue, the highest mark for any one topic.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded to the weak jobs numbers with a speech in New Hampshire on Friday, hammering Obama for policies that have “not gotten America working again.”
“It doesn’t have to be this way,” Romney said, closing his speech. “This kick in the gut has got to end.”
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