Terence P. Jeffrey
Aug 9, 2011
The percentage of Americans saying they approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing tied its all-time low of 42 percent in the week of Aug. 1-7, while the percentage of Americans saying they disapprove of the job Obama is doing tied its all-time high of 50 percent, according to the Gallup poll.
The record-high 50-percent level in Obama’s disapproval came in the same week he signed legislation to increase the federal government’s debt limit by $2.4 trillion and Standard & Poor’s downgraded U.S. government debt from AAA to AA+ for the first time ever.
Obama weekly disapproval in the Gallup poll had previously hit its record high of 50 percent in the week of Aug. 16-22, 2010. It has never exceeded that percentage.
The percent of Americans saying they approve of the job Obama is doing has now been at its record-low of 42 percent for back-to-back weeks. It first hit that all-time low in the week of July 25-31.