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Obama’s Approval Polls Remain Static Amidst the Election Cycle

The latest approval polls for President Barack Obama have been released by Gallup. The results show no significant change for Obama as voters are becoming disinterested in him and more interested in the upcoming election.

The Stats

  • Approve – 46%
  • Disapprove – 50%

Obama’s numbers have been static for the past year. He has struggled to dent the 50 percent mark and it looks unlikely that he will be able to do this heading into his final year as president.

Despite Paul Ryan becoming the new House Speaker and promising change, he has already made it clear that he will not work with Obama to hash out an immigration plan. Ryan’s refusal to work with Obama will make him look weak and ineffective, and in the eyes of voters, they will continue to lose confidence in him as a president.

However, Obama did manage to sneak a two-year budget deal through, something that he deserves credit for. Almost yearly, the budget topic is a major one that is heavily charged by partisan politics. This year’s budget was quickly debated and slid through the system, proving that party cooperation is possible. Still, the budget deal didn’t earn Obama any praise as the average American isn’t overly concerned with the details of the U.S. budget.

Photo credit: Times of Israel.