The 19th quarter, which was July 20-Oct. 19, is the third straight quarter in which Obama's job approval rating has declined, results of a Gallup survey released Monday indicated. The rating was off more than 3 percentage points from the previous quarter.
The current slump followed five consecutive quarters of higher job approval, Gallup said.
Obama's Gallup daily job approval ratings were higher earlier in his 19th quarter than in the latter part, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said. In late August and early September, Obama sought congressional approval for military action in Syria, something the public did not favor. Then, during the partial government shutdown that began Oct. 1 and included negotiations to increase the debt limit, his job approval dipped as low as 41 percent.
His Gallup daily job approval ratings had not been lower since November 2011.
Results were based on nationwide telephone interviews with 47,049 adults conducted July 20-Oct. 19 on the Gallup Daily tracking survey. The margin of error is 1 percentage point.
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