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Leadership Ratings For President Obama Fall To Annual Low

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a town hall meeting with young African leaders at the University of Johannesburg Soweto on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The president is in South Africa, embarking on the second leg of his three-country African journey. The visit comes at a poignant time, with former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela ailing in a Johannesburg hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As he mulls whether or not to do more damage than he has already done as it relates to the NAACP request, President Obama should consider how the American people’s assessment of his leadership have fallen to their lowest level in over a year of regular tracking.

A new Rasmussen survey finds that 43% of Likely Voters now consider the president a “good” or “excellent leader,” while 38% give the president “poor” marks for leadership. President Obama also now earns his most negative ratings on economic and national security issues in months.

According to the tracking survey, 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now give the president “poor” marks for his handling of national security issues. The same number – 40% – gave him “good” or “excellent” ratings in this area. This marks little change since late May but is the president’s highest negative assessment since March 2011.

President Obama has seen his average approval rating fall to a second term low, as well.

Rating for Obama on Issues

DATE ISSUE EX/GOOD POOR
07-09-13 Economy 34% 46%
07-09-13 National Security 40% 40%
07-05-13 Deficit Reduction 33% 50%
07-05-13 Economic Fairness 36% 47%
05-04-13 Taxes 39% 43%
05-04-13 Gov’t Spending 34% 47%
06-29-13 Gun Control 36% 42%
06-29-13 Immigration 36% 43%
06-23-13 Job Creation 41% 40%
06-23-13 Issues Related to Small Business 37% 42%
06-15-13 Social Security 32% 42%
06-15-13 Health Care 38% 45%
06-27-13 Energy Policy 38% 42%
06-27-13 Environmental Issues 39% 37%

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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