Presidential Approval

Obama's Approval Ratings Slump Ever-Lower

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As the George Zimmerman jury reached its Not Guilty verdict in Florida this weekend, a broad array of Americans were passing a different judgment on President Obama. And it's not good news for the casual president with his feet on the Oval Office desk.

Faced with a messy record of administration scandals and investigations and his ineffectiveness as a political leader to do much beyond blame others, Obama's important national leadership rating has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year. …

A new Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters said only 43% of Americans now considers the Democrat an excellent or good leader. That's down from 55% late last year and 49% as recently as last month.