Obama Approval Rating Hits Two-Year Low

Obama Approval Rating Hits Two-Year Low

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is at a two-year low, according to a New York Times/CBS poll released on Wednesday. 

According to the Times, 49 percent of the population disapproves of Obama’s job performance, “and 43 percent approves, matching his worst measures in two years, the poll shows. Only 30 percent of Americans believe he cares ‘a lot’ about their needs and problems, a figure that has fallen steadily from early in his first term”:

Across the board — on foreign policy, including Syria and Iran; the economy; health care; and the federal budget deficit — more Americans disapprove than approve of the president’s performance.

This poll was conducted from September 19-23, 2013, and the margin of error is +/-  three percentage points.