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Americans continue to give Obama low marks on economy: poll

(Xinhua)

08:27, August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Americans continue to give President Barack Obama low marks on his handling of the economy and budget deficit, but good marks on his anti-terrorism and foreign policies, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday.

Sixty percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's performance on economy, while only 36 percent approve. On creating jobs, 58 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama, compared to 37 percent who approve, according to the poll conducted on Aug. 9-12 with 1, 012 adults.

On federal budget deficit, Obama gets the worst approval rating at 30 percent, compared to 64 percent who expressed dissatisfaction. On immigration issue, Obama gets a 38 percent approval rating, while the disapproval rating stands at 54 percent, the poll found.

These ratings are similar to those in 2011 and early February 2012. Only Obama's approval rating on terrorism (58 percent) is down slightly from the peak level (63 percent) in last fall after the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Also, his approval rating on education, at 49 percent, is up slightly from 41 percent last August, the Gallup said in a report.

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