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Obama Breaks New Ground in Unpopularity

According to Gallup, 39 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance while 54 percent disapprove. Both data points are the worst numbers of his presidency. Philip Klein points out that no president since Harry Truman as been re-elected with approval ratings this low, this late into his first term. And no president since Franklin Roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment this high. That sound you hear is of spreading panic among Democrats, who are lucky enough to get to run with the increasingly — and now massively — unpopular Mr. Obama at the top of the ticket.

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