Obama approval plummets on handling of economy

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A new Bloomberg poll finds (via The Political Wire) President Obama’s job approval rating at the lowest of his presidency — 45%.

The poll also hands Obama new lows in each of the categories that measures his performance on the economy: only 36% of respondents approve of his efforts to create jobs, 30% approve of how he’s tackled the budget deficit and 39% approve of his handling of health care.

Troubling signs for the White House: “Of the respondents who said they’ve supported Obama at one point since he launched his presidential campaign in 2007, fewer than half say they still support him as fervently. Thirty- seven percent say their support has waned and 19% say he lost their backing because they’ve grown disappointed or angry with his leadership.”

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