Obama approval rating is trending this Halloween, and U.S. frustrations seem to be reflected this week in President Obama’s current approval rating among the public, with a 42% score being considered “very low” — as an all-time low — for the President, notes a new report. AJC News shares this Thursday, Oct. 31, that it isn’t only Washington the American people are skeptical of, as both President Obama and the GOP are suffering from continually decreasing marks this holiday night.
The Obama approval rating at just 42% certainly seems to reflect the country’s “developing cynicism,” according to the latest Wall Street Journal and NBC public spanning poll. President Obama’s score has gone down a full 10 points from the beginning of his second term in office.
For the first time during Obama’s full presidency, the public who participated in the approval rating poll revealed that there are more negative feelings about the work and direction the president is steering the U.S. towards than positive feelings.
This isn’t the first blow that the Obama administration and Washington itself is suffering from in recent months, including issues with the trouble and error-plagued Health Care website, a partial government shutdown that lasted weeks, alleged poor decision-making concerning Syria, perceived threats of NSA spying, and the targeting of various political organizations and groups from the IRS.
It seems that the Wall Street Journal’s Obama approval rating measure didn’t leave President Obama alone with low scores. The GOP, too, is seeing an all-time low in terms of its own ratings, experiencing a considerable positive and negative percentage, with only 22% (compared with the President’s 42%) giving a positive review of the political party.
Finally, the poll reveals that the Tea Party and the GOP are in fact — according to the public that voted, that is — taking a noticeably larger portion of the blame concerning the government shutdown than either the Democratic party or President Obama.