Obama disapproval hits all-time high in Gallup poll

50 percent of voters said they disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll.

Half of voters, the first time voters have registered such an opinion during his presidency, said they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job. Forty-two percent said they approved of the president's job performance.

The approval number is an all-time low in the daily tracking poll, a rolling average of surveys of registered voters over the last three days.

By contrast, Obama's highest ever approval rating came in late June of 2009, when 69 percent of voters said they approved of the job he was doing.

The Gallup numbers come as Democrats debate internally whether the president is a boon or burden on the campaign trail ahead of elections in which the party is expected to fare poorly.

The poll, conducted Aug. 13-15, has a 2.5 percent margin of error.

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