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Obama approval rating tanks - even in California

President Barack Obama photographed on Sept. 1, 2014 - Labor Day.
President Barack Obama photographed on Sept. 1, 2014 - Labor Day.
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President Barack Obama is not only continuing to lose approval from the nation as a whole. From new poll results released on Tuesday, and reported upon by UPI and a host of other media outlets, the president is dropping in his approval rating among his stronghold areas of the nation. In particular, California – an extremely Democratic state – is one place where Obama’s approval rating wouldn’t be expected to tumble, but it has. According to a new poll released by the Field Research Corporation, Obama’s approval has taken a hit there.

According to the new poll, Obama’s approval rating is almost as low in the blue state of California as it is in the rest of the nation. Obama’s national approval rating remains at 40 percent by most measures, and by the new poll, Obama’s approval rating is just under 45 percent. Less than 45 percent of those polled say that they approve of the way Obama is handling his job and just over 43 percent disapprove of the president’s performance.

Reasons for Obama’s continued low approval rating are the unrest in many parts of the world. Also, unrest at home is said to attribute to the dissatisfaction with the president as well. The majority of Californians in the new poll think things are doing poorly in the United States. Only 37 percent of those surveyed believe that the country is headed in the right direction under President Obama. Nearly 51 percent – or just over half – of those polled believe that the country is seriously off on the wrong track under President Obama.

The low approval ratings for the president appeared to begin at the end of 2013 when Obamacare was badly fumbled. Nothing apparently has gone right since that time as the president’s approval rating has never really recovered at all, nationally. Though Obamacare and its troubles have fallen to page two on the newsprints, according to WebProNews, troubles with foreign policy have become the new point of concern with Americans. Congress is also given poor approval ratings throughout the same time period.