President Obama Has Never Been Less Popular Than He Is Right Now

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US President Barack Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC, July 25, 2011.     AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC, July 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JIM WATSON/2011 AFP

That's what Gallup finds in its daily tracking poll today, which pegs Obama's approval rating at a mere 40 percent, the lowest of his presidency. It's dropped sharply in just the past few days, presumably due to dissatisfaction with the debt-ceiling debate (and despite all those press conferences, which seem only to exist to give Obama a chance to demonstrate that he's "the only adult in the room"). Other culprits: Oversees a terrible economy; hasn't killed Bin Laden since May. [Gallup]