Obama's Approval Rating Slides to New Low

He's at 42% in Wall Street Journal/NBC poll

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 30, 2013 6:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – Congressional Republicans have been taking their lumps in recent polls, and now President Obama can feel their pain. In a new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC, the president's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 42%. That's down 5 points from earlier this month as he deals with fallout from the ObamaCare rollout, NSA spying, and the government shutdown. Also, for the first time, more Americans have a negative view of Obama (45%) than a positive one (41%). Overall, 51% disapprove of his job as president, which ties his previous high. (Today's hecklers would surely agree.) Still, Republicans fared worse, with only 22% viewing the party favorably.

President Obama gestures as he leaves after speaking about the the budget and the government shutdown on Oct. 8.
President Obama gestures as he leaves after speaking about the the budget and the government shutdown on Oct. 8.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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