Obama’s Economic Approval Slips to 35% Was 42% in June; decline mirrors drop in overall approval

PRINCETON, NJ — Despite President Barack Obama’s renewed focus on the nation’s economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval rating is down three points.

Recent Trend in President Obama's Overall and Issue Job Ratings, June vs. August 2013