President Obama's Approval Rating Drops Seven Points
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

president obama sadPresident Barack Obama’s approval rating dropped 7 points in two weeks, according to a new poll by Reuters.

The online poll released on Wednesday showed that only 43 percent of respondents approve of the president’s job performance less than two months since he’s entered his second term.

Obama’s approval rating plunge seems to point to many Americans’ frustration with Washington over the recent sequestration, which put in place mandatory federal spending in many important assistance programs for the poor like food stamps and public housing.

Based on poll results surrounding the economy and the sequester, most Americans blame Obama and Democrats just as much as they blame Republicans for failing to come to a spending deal that could have avoided the $85 billion-dollar budget cut.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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