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Barack Obamas Approval Ratings Remain Stagnant

The latest round of approval ratings for President Barack Obama reveal stagnant and show that the president is highly unpopular and unlikely to ever recover.

July 1 pegged the president at a 49 percent approval. 27 percent strongly approved of him, 38 percent strongly disproved of him.

In mid-June, the president’s numbers were slightly worse. He achieved a 46 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval.

On July 1, 2014, the president had a 48 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval. A year prior to that, his numbers were largely the same.

The president’s highest approval rating was achieved early in his first term. He scored a 69 percent approval rating during the holidays in 2008. During the same period, his disapproval rating was a lowly 29 percent.

Obama has often been criticized for being a lifeless puppet, unable to act, and unwilling to budge from the status quo. He recently passed the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership bill, one that big business was working hard to push through the system.

When discussing the recent bill, he suggested that it was beneficial to American workers.

“I would not be signing these bills if I was not absolutely convinced that these pieces of legislation are ultimately good for American workers,” he said.

His administration was in charge as the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country. This issue is popular with younger voters, but older Americans and conservatives will all be dissatisfied with the decision and it will likely reflect in the president’s approval ratings.

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