Obama's Approval Rating Drops

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Robins Center Arena at the University of Richmond, Friday, Sept., 9, 2011 in Richmond, Va.  Obama is urging voters to get behind his new jobs bill and pressure lawmakers to pass it, delivering the message on the home turf of one of his chief GOP antagonists.

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    President Obama’s approval rating is dropping among his base supporters and from the political center, according to a new New York Times / CBS News poll. While Obama can’t be too happy about being so vulnerable just a little over a year before he is up for re-election, the poll had some good news for him: There is general uneasiness about the crop of Republican candidates and a majority of people support his $447 billion jobs initiative. Four months before the first Republican primary, voters are torn between a presidential candidate who can defeat Obama and one who agrees with them on the issues. The poll had a 43 percent approval rating for Obama, falling the lowest among the voters who voted for him, such as women and college graduates.

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