Obama’s Midterm Approval Rating Remains Low Despite Reports

November 11th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Barack Obama Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports were released today showing that American President Barack Obama’s approval rate had climbed 4% after the midterm elections in which his Democratic Party lost control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans.

After both former presidents George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton saw drops in their approval ratings when their parties lost control of Congress, it was surprising to many that the Gallup poll showed Obama’s rise. Reports began to surface everywhere telling of the current president’s increased popularity after the midterm elections.

But according to the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, the approval rating only increased immediately following the elections last Tuesday. The number spike could very well just be a temporary fluke, since the overall approval rating for the month stayed exactly the same. The average approval rating for the week ending on Nov 7 is at 47% which is the exact same as his rating for October.

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