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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Obama’s approval rating has never been as low as any of the past five Republican presidents
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 27, 2013 11:06 a.m.



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These are not the best of times for President Obama in terms of public satisfaction with the job he’s doing.

At this writing, his approval rating in Gallup’s three-day tracking poll is roughly even, with 47 percent disapproving while 45 percent give him thumbs up — a difference that falls within the poll’s margin of error.

That’s a far cry from Obama’s highest rating — 69 percent — which came during the early months of his presidency. But it’s somewhat better than his all-time low of 38 percent approval two years ago this month.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of ...

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