According to a new Gallup poll, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 41 percent — the lowest of his administration. Apparently, only one other elected president in history since Dwight D. Eisenhower had a lower 11th quarter approval rating: President Jimmy Carter, who garnered roughly 31 percent during the same quarter, according to Gallup.
Presidents Reagan and Clinton were the only other post World-War two presidents whose approvals dipped below 50 percent at the same quarter of their terms.
President Obama suffered some political blows in the 11th quarter, including the stalled negotiations to raise the federal debt ceiling and the decision by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. The unemployment rate also remained above 9 percent throughout the summer.
If the poll is any indication, could Obama go the way of Carter when it comes time for reelection?