Obama approval rating hits new low in latest Gallup tracking poll

President Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low on Sunday in the Gallup Poll's rolling average of public opinion of the president.

Thirty-nine percent of Americans said they approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president, eclipsing a previous low point of 40 percent from the Aug. 6-8 edition of the poll.

Fifty-four percent of Americans said they disapprove of the president's job performance, also an ignominious distinction for being a high point in Gallup's tracking poll.

The new figure doesn't necessarily signal any serious deterioration in Obama's approval rating, but it's a reminder of the rocky footing upon which his presidency rests at this moment. The most recent poll reflects a one-day change.

The most recent edition of the poll reflects surveys completed Aug. 11-13, and has a 3 percent margin of error.

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