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Obama's approval rating drops to 44.5 percent

Public's view of him dims in 3rd quarter thanks to legislative battles

5:57 PM, Oct. 21, 2013
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President Barack Obama's job approval rating for the past three months averaged 44.5 percent, a drop of more than three percentage points from the previous quarter, Gallup reports.

It's not the low point for Obama - he hit 41 percent in the third quarter of 2011 - but it's not a great trend either.

"After a relatively strong fourth year that included several quarters of higher ratings that aided his (2012) re-election, his approval rating has now declined in each of the last three quarters," Gallup reports. ...

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