Oct 26, 2009

Obama worst poll rating drop in 50 years

The decline in Barack Obama’s popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years.

Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr. Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.

Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.