Not only does Gallup give Barack Obama the lowest approval rating of his presidency (44.7 percent), but it also illustrates just how difficult it will be for the president to be re-elected in 2012.
There’s no doubt about it. If Obama himself was on the ballot for this November’s elections he would be resoundingly defeated.
A striking 54 percent of Americans now say that President Obama does not deserve re-election. Less than two in five Americans (39 percent) believe he should be returned to the White House.
In contrast, at the same stage of his presidency (September 2002), 62 percent of Americans thought George W. Bush was worthy of re-election.