Gallup: New Low of 26% Approve of Obama on the Economy

PRINCETON, NJ — A new low of 26% of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, down 11 percentage points since Gallup last measured it in mid-May and well below his previous low of 35% in November 2010.

Trend: President Barack Obama's Approval Ratings on the Economy, February 2009-August 2011

Obama earns similarly low approval for his handling of the federal budget deficit (24%) and creating jobs (29%).

The president fares relatively better on foreign policy matters, with 53% of Americans approving of his handling of terrorism and roughly 4 in 10 approving on foreign affairs and the situation in Afghanistan. Also, 41% approve of Obama on education.

President Barack Obama's Approval Ratings on Issues, August 2011

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