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Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/06/2011

Jon Cohen and Dan Balz

"Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama's inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

"More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high.

"As part of a reinvigorated effort to regain momentum as he heads toward the 2012 election year, Obama traveled to Detroit on Monday for a Labor Day appearance that served as a prelude to his speech Thursday to a joint session of Congress in which he will unveil new proposals to create jobs."

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"Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-ratings-sink-to-new-lows-as-hope-fades