Obama job approval rating drops to 43 percent

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Washington, Apr.9 (ANI): A Fox News poll has found US President Barack Obama's overall job approval rating dropping to a new low of 43 percent, and opposition to the new health care law -- rising from 39 percent to 54 percent.

Polling was conducted by telephone April 6-7, 2010, in the evenings. The total sample is 900 registered voters nationwide with a margin of sampling error of plus three percentage points.

The poll, released on Thursday, also finds more voters would punish rather than reward incumbents who voted for the health care bill, and that the Democratic win did nothing to energize the party faithful for the midterms.

Obama's current rating among Democrats (80 percent) and independents (38 percent) are among his lowest ratings with these groups. He is now in single digits among Republicans (7 percent).

By comparison, former President George W. Bush's approval among Democrats went as low as 4 percent. (ANI)

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