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USA Today: Obama Approval Sinks to 41 Percent

By on 8.3.10 | 11:46AM

A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that President Obama's approval rating has sunk to a new low, at 41 percent. While he's still at 45 percent in the separate Gallup tracking poll, any time a sitting president is in the low 40s territory a few months before the midterm elections in any major poll, it should be worrisome to his party.

Interestingly, even worse than his approval rating on the economy (39%) is his approval rating on Afghanistan (36%), with Americans turning increasingly against the war. Yet with Republicans remaining broadly supportive of the general war effort (especially with Gen. David Petraeus at the helm), I imagine they'll run more against Obama as an inexperienced commander in chief than against our continued commitment itself.

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