Presidential Approval

Poll: Obama's Approval Slides on Loss of Independent Support

Dinged by budget fight and Obamacare

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President Barack Obama's approval fell to the lowest since the start of 2012, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll released Monday. Independents' support fell sharply amid budget and ObamaCare setbacks and a continued sluggish economy.

The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index fell 0.9 point in May to 47.5, the second straight month below 50, signaling net disapproval.

Among independents, support fell seven points — 15% — to 39.6, Obama's second-worst reading ever for this key group. The low point was July 2011, during the debt ceiling standoff.