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Obama Approval Index Hits New Low

Rasmussen has Obama’s approval index — strong disapproval subtracted from strong approval — at -20, its lowest point to date. Obama’s overall approval/disapproval split stands 42/56, dragged down by poor grades on the economy and the handling of the BP oil spill. The president’s national security favorables remain relatively higher at 44 percent. 

Jim Geraghty and his “Number Cruncher” have more on what Obama’s slipping approval numbers could portend.

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