PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 40% last week, tying his record-low 40% ratings for the two prior weeks that started on Aug. 8.
The Aug. 22-28 weekly average of Gallup Daily tracking includes Obama's worst three-day average approval rating
thus far in his presidency: 38% approval and 55% disapproval from Aug.
25-27. Gallup suspended Daily tracking on Aug. 28 because of the
hurricane conditions affecting much of the East Coast.
Obama continues to receive broad support from blacks (83%); however,
this is the third consecutive week he has earned less than majority
support from Hispanics, and the current 44% -- also registered the prior
week -- is his lowest from this group. Whites' 32% average approval
rating in each of the past two weeks is also a record low.