15 Aug '11, 11am

US President Obama's approval rating hits record low

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama's job approval rating has sunk below 40 per cent for the first time, according to a new Gallup daily tracking poll. The survey, made public late on Sunday, shows that 39 per cent of Americans approve of the president's job performance, while 54 per cent disapprove. Both figures are the worst numbers of his presidency, according to US media reports. Mr Obama's approval rating peaked at 53 percent in the weeks following the death of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in May.

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