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President Obama's Approval Ratings Plummet

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 6/18/2013President Barack Obama joined world leaders in Northern Ireland Monday for this year's G-8 Summit but the trip comes as his approval ratings continue to take a dive. According to a new C-N-N - O-R-C poll, just 45 percent of Amercians believe the president is doing a good job. As Jessica Yellin reports, a big issue is trust. President Obama can't seem to get out from under his dark cloud. Fueling the fall in his approval? "Nobody is listening to the content of people's phone calls," said the President. Six in 10 Americans object to the way the president has handled surveillance of U.S. citizens, scoring worse than President Bush on this issue. A series of controversies is eroding Americans' trust in him. "The IRS has to operate with absolute integrity," says Obama. "I have complete confidence iiiiiin Eric Holder as Attorney General." The number of Americans who think President Obama is honest, dropped eight points since May. Though it's been his strong suit, now only 49 percent of Americans say he's trustworthy, "Our nation is still threatened by terrorists from Benghazi to Boston," says Obama. He rates about 50 percent on terrorism, but that number took a 13-point his in the last month. All this has fueled a stunning 17-point plunge with his core base of supporters, people under the age of 30. President Obama is having a tough go at home, and is certain to face fire at this summit in Northern Ireland for the latest revelations about U.S. surveillance and a slow response in Syria.
   
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