Economics

Obama Graded Self on a Curve; Approval Rating Hits New Low

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During a 60 Minutes interview, President Barack Obama gave himself "a good, solid B-plus" as chief executive and Lord-Emperor of All He Surveys so far. The American people, it turns out, are much tougher graders: 

An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Obama's approval ratings are sliding.

Fifty percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of the president's work overall, down 6 points in the last month; nearly as many, 46 percent, now disapprove. On the economy, 52 percent disapprove, a majority for the first time. On the deficit, his worst score, 56 percent disapprove.

That 50 percent is a new low for that particular poll. More here.

Other surveys have him lower still and the overall trend is down.