An NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll released today shows President Barack Obama hitting an all-time-low approval rating.
The poll shows Obama’s job aproval at 44%, down three points since July. Released two days after Obama toured Hurricane Irene-wrecked Paterson and Wayne, the poll shows the president’s handling of the economy stands at a low of 37%. Only 19% of respondents believe the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest mark for this president.
“Perhaps most ominously for Obama, a majority of poll takers — 54 percent — think he’s facing a longer-term setback from which he’s unlikely to recover. Back in January, just 39 percent agreed with that assessment,” according to the poll.