The Most Memorable Moments of President Obama's First Term
Approval Ratings Sink
By August 2011, President Obama's approval ratings had sunk to below 40 percent...
By August 2011, President Obama's approval ratings had sunk to below 40 percent — an all-time low. According to a 2011 Gallup poll, 39 percent of Americans approved of his performance, while 54 percent disapproved. Concerns about the struggling economy and polarization along party lines were among the biggest concerns.