Disapproval of Obama hits 50 percent

President Obama’s approval rating has dipped this month amid his push for military strikes on Syria.

A NBC/WSJ poll released Tuesday found 50 percent disapprove of Obama’s overall performance as president. Fewer people were dissatisfied with him in August, when he received 48 percent disapproval in the poll. 

Obama’s approval rating has not been this low since July, according to the poll. 

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He has faced an uphill battle trying to convince congressional lawmakers and the public that intervening in Syria is necessary. 

Nearly 60 percent of people in the poll said they are not happy with his handling of Syria and believe Congress should reject the resolution for limited strikes.  

This poll echoes others that have found the majority of the American public opposes military involvement. 

A CNN/ORC international poll released Monday found two-thirds of people don’t believe intervention would achieve the U.S.’s long-term goals. 

That percentage increased from last week’s surveys by Gallup, Washington Post/ABC News and Pew that found at least half of people were against strikes. 

Obama is scheduled to make a 9 p.m. address from the White House’s East Room Tuesday to make his case to Americans about why they should back his call to attack Syria. 

The White House, meanwhile, is also evaluating whether a deal orchestrated by Russia for Syria to give up its chemical weapons arsenal could solve the crisis in Syria diplomatically. 

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