Poll: Obama’s second-term job approval hits record low

Updated
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event at the Mandarin Oriental hotel July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event at the Mandarin Oriental hotel July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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President Obama’s job approval is at its lowest rating in almost two years, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Tuesday.

The latest McClatchy-Marist poll found that 41% of registered voters approve of the job President Obama is doing—a 9-point drop from April. These results are in line with Gallup’s new poll showing a drop in the president’s approval rating to 47.9%, which marks his second consecutive quarter where his approval average has dipped.

However, the president is still ahead when it comes to Congress. The McClatchy-Marist poll shows that 33% of respondents approve of the job congressional Democrats are doing. Only 22% of registered voters think congressional Republicans are doing a good job.

“There’s plenty of bad news to go around for President Obama and Congress,” Dr. Lee M. Mingoff Director of the Marist College Institute said in the polling data. “The driving force is that, by two to one, Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction and they see Washington in gridlock.”

Poll: Obama's second-term job approval hits record low

Updated