Although CBS News reported on Monday that President Obama's approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling [41%, vs 47% who disapprove of his job performance], the President's disapproval rating was even worse in a new Washington Post/ABC poll which revelaled that, while 46% of those surveyed approve of Obama’s job performance, 50% disapprove, a four percent increase since last month's survey. Among independents, 57% disapprove of his job performance.
65% of those surveyed disapprove of the President's handling of gas prices. And, 38% approve of his overall energy policy, while 48% disapprove.
59% disapprove of his handling of the broader economy, a seven percent spike from one month ago when 52% disapproved.
Just 32% of survey respondents approve of his handling of the deficit, 63% disapprove. Among independents, 70% disapprove, a new high.
Only 36% of survey respondents approve of the President's handling of the Iranian nuclear weapons threat, 52% disapprove.