by John Nolte 2 Dec 2013, 12:55 PM PDT
Real Clear Politics has been tracking the average of President Obama's job approval and disapproval numbers since the 44th president took office. Monday, Obama hit a record low in approval -- just 40.0% -- and stayed at his recent record low in disapproval of 55.6%.
The president's best single poll comes from Rasmussen, which is an outlier of 45% approving, 54% disapproving. Other than that, Obama's best showing is 41% approval, his worst is 37%.
The Real Clear average gap in Obama's approval/disapproval number is deep in the red at 15.6% -- which is another record low. The last poll to show Obama with a higher percentage approving of his job performance than disapproving was back in July.
The Real Clear average on Obama's handling of the economy is even more dismal. Only 37.1% approve, a full 59.3% disapprove.
At this exact same point in what many consider to be a disastrous second term, President George W. Bush was also at 40.0 approval. Bush's disapproval was at 58%,compared to Obama's 55.6%.