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Gallup: Obama Quarterly Approval Hits New Low

9:17 AM, Oct 21, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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According to Gallup, Barack Obama's quarterly approval hit an all-time low in the president's eleventh quarter in office at 41 percent.

Based on the average of the daily tracking poll from June 20 to October 19, Gallup found that Obama's eleventh quarter ratings are historically weak. Since Gallup began polling presidential approval this way in the Eisenhower administration, only Jimmy Carter had a lower approval average at this point in his presidency (31.4 percent).

However, it's worth pointing out that George H. W. Bush had an eleventh quarter approval rating of 68.6 percent, second only to Dwight Eisenhower. Bush would go on to lose reelection to Bill Clinton just over a year later. A lot can change in a year, but the trend does not look good for Obama.

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