( CNSNews. com)- President Obama's
approval rating has taken another hit ,
dropping for the third quarter in a row , this
time to 44. 5 percent between July 20- Oct .
19 , Gallup reported on Monday.
That 's a three point decline from the
previous quarter , and it is the third largest
quarter- to- quarter decline of his five- year
( 19- quarter) presidency.
Obama's highest approval rating (63
percent) came during his first quarter as
president, and by the fifth quarter, it had
dropped to 48. 8 percent. Obama's lowest
quarterly approval rating , 41 percent , came
in the 11th quarter (third year ) of his
Looking at the most recent quarter , Gallup
says Obama' s daily job approval rating
dropped in August and September amid
criticism over his call for military action in
Syria and Russia 's intervention to prevent
it . The partial government shutdown that
began on Oct . 1 and Obama's refusal to
negotiate over that and the debt limit sent
his job approval rating as low as 41 percent
in the current quarter , before it rebounded
Gallup notes that three post -World War II
presidents -- Ronald Reagan, Dwight
Eisenhower , and Bill Clinton -- had
significantly higher 19th quarter averages
than Obama, all near 60 percent. Two
presidents had lower 19th quarter averages
than Obama: Richard Nixon, whose 19 th
quarter came during the Watergate
investigations, and Lyndon Johnson,
attributable mostly to the increasingly
unpopular Vietnam War.
Obama's 19th quarter approval average is
very similar to that of George W. Bush (43 .9
percent). Bush 's 19 th quarter ratings drop
came amid criticism of his handling of
Hurricane Katrina, and it never recovered.. http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones...