Pundits may have applauded President Obama’s jobs speech, but it doesn’t seem to have helped his poll numbers: Now 55% of Americans disapprove of how he’s doing his job, a CNN/ORC poll finds. It’s his highest disapproval rating thus far, CNN notes; July and August polls put the figure at 54%. Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans who consider Obama a “strong leader” is at 48%, its lowest yet, while his overall approval rating is 43%.
But hey, Americans still like the guy: Almost 80% of respondents find him “likeable,” and majorities see him as “compassionate” and “hard-working.” Still, just 39% think he’s done well on unemployment, and only 36% approve of his work on the economy. In fact, only 9% say the president’s policies have actually improved things.