Obama hasn’t had a Gallup approval rating over 50 percent since before his State of the Union address in 2013. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated 10:15 p.m. | President Barack Obama lodged his worst-ever disapproval Saturday in the Gallup tracking poll — another ominous sign for Democrats scrambling on defense ahead of the midterm elections, which are less than a month away.
While the Gallup tracking poll is notoriously noisy, the 57 percent who disapproved of the president’s performance marked a new high, while his approval rating, at 39 percent, was just a tick above his all-time low.
Obama hit 56 percent disapproval a couple of times in the Gallup tracker during his presidency.
But he’s less popular in the Gallup poll than he was than during either of his elections or the 2010 midterms, when the Democratic House was wiped out.
Obama’s numbers improved Sunday.