Radical agenda on gun control, taxes, the economy, federal deficit, and Middle East come up short
On gun policies, only 42% of Americans approve of Obama’s “solutions” while 54% disapprove.
Taxes? 41% approve and 57% disapprove.
On the economy, 39% approve and 60% disapprove.
He fares no better in his handling of the strife in the Middle East, 36% approve and 55% disapprove.
And on the federal budget deficit, Obama’s numbers plummet significantly as only 31% approve and 65% disapprove.
The only area in which Obama gains the support of a majority is on national defense issues, although the poll was conducted before North Korea reportedly tested a nuclear weapon on Monday. Obama seeks to diminish America’s nuclear arsenal.
Scroll down the Gallup page for job approval ratings by party affiliation. Registered Independents represent a core of voters dissatisfied with Obama’s handling of the issues of major importance.
Check out Obama’s approval ratings in depth and compare them with those of past presidents in the Gallup Presidential Job Approval Center. Scroll over the photo of each president from Truman to Obama to view graphs.