"Obama’s approval rating on economy drops to 35 percent"
A new poll finds President Obama’s approval rating on the economy dropping to 35 percent, even as he travels across the country delivering policy speeches and pushing proposals to boost job growth and investment.
The survey from Gallup, released Thursday, finds a 7-point drop in support for Obama’s handling of economic issues, down from 42 percent in June.
His rating on taxes and the deficit also dropped 5 points from last month’s poll. Thirty-six percent approve of Obama’s handling of tax issues and 26 percent approve of his approach to the deficit.
Gallup noted that Obama’s ratings on the economy fell alongside a slide in Americans’ overall economic confidence over the same period.
The president’s overall approval dropped 3 points to 44 percent. . . .