NBC/WSJ Poll Shows Approval Rating of Just 42% For President Obama

President of United States - Barack ObamaAccording to a recently conducted NBC/WSJ poll, just 42% of the American public believes that Barack Obama is doing a good job as President of the United States. This is President Obama's lowest approval rating since he first took office in January of 2009.

More than half of the country - 51% - disapprove of the job that President Obama is doing.

According to the NBC/WSJ poll, there is no single issue that is hurting President Obama more than others. Instead, President Obama has taken hits on multiple fronts, ranging from the government shutdown to the botched HealthCare.gov rollout to the NSA spying allegations to the situation with Syria to the Benghazi attack. There has been a seemingly endless stream of headaches for the Obama Administration to deal with over the past 13 months or so, and these headaches have conspired to erode the confidence of the American public in Obama's ability to lead the country.

In further bad news for the Obama administration, just 41% of the people included in the survey currently view the President in a positive light, while 45% view him in a negative light.

Even the most enthusiastic of Obama supporters would have a hard time arguing that the President hasn't gotten off to a disastrous start in his second term in the White House.


There is plenty of bad news for the Obama Administration in the latest NBC/WSJ poll.

However, the bright spot for President Obama? The vitriol from the American public is also hitting the Republican party.

According to the poll, just 22% of the American public currently see the Republican party in a positive light.

In addition, 38% of Americans blame the Republican party for the partial government shutdown, while 23% directly blame President Obama. The remaining 36% of the people who chose to give an answer blame both parties equally.


In short, the American public seems to be pretty disgusted with just about everyone in Washington right now.

Source: NBC/WSJ poll: Obama approval sinks to new low

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